How to Take a Snap Shot of Your Screen

Taking a snap shot of your computer screen involves taking whatever is currently being displayed on your desktop monitor and turning it into an image file. This is accomplished using a keyboard key called "Print Screen." This key is located on every computer keyboard, regardless of manufacturer or brand, that is designed to work with Windows-based computers.


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      Press the "Print Screen" keyboard key. This will copy the image on your monitor to your Windows clipboard.

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      Click "Start."

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      Click "All Programs."

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      Click "Accessories."

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      Click "Paint." In Paint, click "Edit" and "Paste" to view the screen shot you took of your screen in the MS Paint window.

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