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    Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Hi,

    I need to show someone how to do something on their computer and it would be easier if I could print a snapshot of the different screens to help illustrate. I've seen in books (Windows XP Hacks & Mods for Dummies for example!) they use snapshots of the screen they are referring to. Is it possible for me to do the same and do I need any additional software?

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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    The 'Print Screen' key will capture the active windows to the clipboard. The 'ALT + Print Screen' keys will capture the entire client window area to the clipboard. After capturing what you wish start almost any graphics program (even Word or Paint will do) and paste the clipboard contents into the program. Voila!!!

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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Pete,
    I always use a little <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> utility called Hover Snap from Hoverdesk.
    All you do is hit Ctrl + printscreen and a crosshair is enabled to let you select all or part of any image and store it or email it however you wish. Very easy to use. No other graphics program required.
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    From the webpage:
    HoverSnap is a a free handy snapshot tool with jpg, png, bmp and gif support.HoverSnap can take snapshots of the full screen, active window or a selected area. It can even capture layered windows (alphablended ones under 2K / XP). You can even FTP upload your screenshots !

    You can set up the capture folder / filename and format.
    You can reduce the capture size.
    Auto-generate filename option will add the time stamp (date/time) to your filename in order to be able to take several captures without having to change the filename.
    Optional sound when capture is done.
    HoverSnap is FREE for personal use only !
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    Download it at HOVERSNAP

    It's about halfway down the page.
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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Thank you for that. What an excellent little program and its going to make my task so much easier. Do you need to run HoverSnap.exe each time you turn on your computer?

    Pete

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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Only if you plan on using it to capture screenshots during that session. You can always start it whenever you wish.

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    Thanks for the advice

    Cheers for that excellent piece of advice guys.

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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Pete, hurry, take a look at this thread: <post:=585,111>post 585,111</post:>. There's two freebies in there that you may be interested in. I've downloaded both but have not yet had time to try either one.

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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    You can select an option to have it start on boot or not. It will put an icon on your desktop to start it also.
    Enjoy!
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    Re: Printing Snapshot of Screen (XP Home (SP2))

    Hi Bob, Im downloading this prog as I write, thank you for the suggestion, I have been trying to figure out how to do a screen capture forever now, using a laptop does not make it clear, but Ill try your suggestion. Thanks :-))))))))))

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