Please explain to me in simple terms...as if I'm dummy....

United States
April 5, 2008 9:59pm CST
Because when it comes to a lot of techie stuff, I am! lol! Can anybody please explain to me how to take a screenshot? I read somewhere, that you press the "prt sc" button on your keyboard, then open your paint program, and paste, and it is supposed to be there... I have tried that and I get nothing...Then I read that if that didn't work, to press the "alt" and the "prt sc" buttons on the keyboard, then paste into paint program...I tried that too...still nothing. So can anyone please explain to me, step by step, how to get a screenshot? Thanks in advance.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
6 Apr 08
One way of doing it 1)press print screen 2)press ctrl and C 3)go to StartProgramsAccessoriesPaint 4)press ctrl and V (or go to edit and choose paste) 5)press ctrl and S (or go to file and choose save) 6)name it what you want 7)??????(Something happens)/sorry I had to put this in 8)profit!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
"sorry I had to put this in 8)profit!" lol! okiedokies
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@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 08
I saw that you already have the solution there. And press alt + prt sc will work well. And actually you don't need to paste it on paint program. You can use it on word or excel program. Or any other program like photoshop as well. It also depend on what form that you open right now. Good luck, oppss..wrong..you already did it !!
• United States
6 Apr 08
Thanks
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@eseomame (1146)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I'm happy that you have found it now. I had a similar problem with this function. Why? because I previously used it on a desktop and then I had to use it on a laptop so I got it pretty mixed up, but it's all good now.
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• India
6 Apr 08
1)just press prt sc(print screen) button on ur keyboard 2)then open MS paint 3)paste there & ur screenshot is readyyyyyyyyy
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