Make Your PrtScr Button Actually Print the Screen

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The PrtScr button on your keyboard is a holdover from earlier command-line based operating systems, when it used to actually take the contents of the current screen memory buffer and sent it on to the printer port. These days, the button takes a screenshot of your computer's screen, something many people use to take pictures of web site content. And now, with a new, little Windows utility called Purrint, you can make the PrtScr button a bit more user friendly. After the software is installed, you can hit Print Screen and choose from a few different options about what you want to do with the screen image you just captured: Copy to Clipboard, Print, or Save to a File. Alternately, you can configure the software using the "Options" button to always do one of the three choices by default, skipping the pop-up menu altogether.

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    MKADMIN

    I tried it out but only my desktop is getting copied, none of the open windows appear in the capture. I'm using Vista Ultimate.
     

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    MKADMIN

    I tried it out but only my desktop is getting copied, none of the open windows appear in the capture. I'm using Vista Ultimate.
     

  • User profile image
    MKADMIN

    I tried it out but only my desktop is getting copied, none of the open windows appear in the capture. I'm using Vista Ultimate.
     

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    MKADMIN

    I tried it out but only my desktop is getting copied, none of the open windows appear in the capture. I'm using Vista Ultimate.
     

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    quikboy

    Microsoft should include this by default in Windows 7. Just saying.

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    quikboy

    Microsoft should include this by default in Windows 7. Just saying.

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    quikboy

    Microsoft should include this by default in Windows 7. Just saying.

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    quikboy

    Microsoft should include this by default in Windows 7. Just saying.

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