A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

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A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

Postby Tahoe27 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:04 am

Anything on your computer screen can be copied, easily edited and placed into your pictures. This goes for PDF files (google maps too)--which you are unable to "right" click on.

As long as you have a PC...just do this:

Have what you want copied up on the screen:

  • Hit your "Print Screen/SysRq" button"----after you have hit this button you can leave the screen if necessary. I prefer to just open another window
  • Open up "Paint" (via windows start--lower left corner; all programs, accessories, PAINT)
  • Once Paint is opened, click "Edit" at the top.
  • Click "Paste".

A copy of the entire screen shows up. Here is where you edit more. The dashed-square at the top is what you choose to crop--Click on it. Go to what you want cropped and click and drag. Get it how you want it and choose "IMAGE" (at the top), then "CROP".



ALL DONE! IT IS SO SIMPLE AND YOU WILL USE THIS ALL THE TIME! AFTER A FEW TIMES, IT WILL TAKE YOU ABOUT 10 SECONDS!
Make sure you click "File", then "Save As"....I put it into "My Pictures".


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To put "PAINT" on your desktop for easy accessibility:

Go to "Paint" (Don't open it. Just right click on the icon)
Right click
Choose "copy"
Go back to your desktop
Right click
Choose "paste"

You'll be glad you did. :)
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Re: A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

Postby smithy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:04 pm

And I've discovered that if you use the "ALT" and the "PrtSc/SysRq" together, you just capture the active window on your screen, rather than all of it.
Cute eh? ;)
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Re: A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

Postby Tahoe27 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:59 am

Hmmm...I'll have to check that out smithy...thanks!
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Re: A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

Postby Quicktrader » Thu May 09, 2013 5:52 pm

pcscreencapture...i use it regularly

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Re: A VERY easy way to copy anything on your screen

Postby Aries » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:24 am

You're all geniuses!!! I, by contrast, am a total idiot when it comes to any kind of technology, so I need all the help I can get. THANK YOU!!! :D
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