Print Screen and Snipping Tool

Applies to Windows 7, 8 and 10

There are two ways to capture what you see on the screen. The first way is to use a built in tool called the Snipping Tool which is available in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The second way is to use the Print Screen key on your keyboard, which is available in all windows versions. The Print Screen Key does not Print, it copies what is on the screen to the Clipboard. Alt Print Screen will only copy the top most open window. Then you have to paste the item in to the PAINT program and save it.


The Snipping Tool:

Find Snipping Tool in All Programs list and pin it to your TASK BAR for easy Access.

When you open Snipping Tool and select New, the screen will dim. Drag the cursor around the area you want to capture. As soon as you release the mouse button a new window will open showing what you captured.  To Save, just click on File  then Save As.

A new feature has been added to Snipping Tool = DELAY = . For those system displays that will not stay open when you select Snipping Tool, there is a built in Delay setting.   Open Snipping Tool, and select Delay 5, NEW, then open the item you want to Snip and wait for five second and snipping tool will activate.

Snipping Tool


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