Print screen short cut

Don’t you just hate it when you want to record a recipe, download an image or select only a certain part of a webpage to print, and some setting in the website or document does not let you do it? The following tip will solve all these problems, and more!

keyboard printscreen keyIdentify what you are looking to select and hit the Print Screen button on your keyboard. If you look at the photo to the right, in the example the Print Screen button is above to the right of the Enter button on the keyboard although it may be in a different position depending on your type of keyboard.

Now that you have the selected information on your screen, it has been “copied” into your systems memory (similar to selecting something in a word document and copying it).

The next step is to open a program installed on all Windows computers called Paint. Depending on your system specifications, you should be able to find Paint by navigating through the following:
image
Start Menu (bottom left of your screen) —- > All Programs —- > Accessories —- > Paint

Now that you have Paint open, at the top left on the menu, click on Edit and then click Paste (or Ctrl V shortcut to paste without doing any of the previous clicks).

Now click on the “Select” tool on the top left hand side as shown in the image to my right.

For the example to our right, I have taken a “print screen” of the YOURLifeChoices homepage.
I want to copy only the logo.image To do this, I left click my mouse cursor on the top left hand corner of the logo, holding it down, and drag my mouse cursor all the way down to the opposite corner, and then let go. As per the image to our right, you can now see a “cut” section around the logo. Go to the menu at the top of the screen again and click “Edit”, and when the menu scrolls down to more options, click Copy. (or Ctrl C shortcut to copy without doing any of the previous clicks).

Now that I have this logo selected, I need to open another paint program window. Click on your Start Menu (bottom left of your screen) —- > All Programs —- > Accessories —- > Paint
image
In the new Paint window, at the top left on the menu, click on Edit and then click Paste (or Ctrl V shortcut to paste without doing any of the previous clicks).

As you can see, I have isolated the logo. All I need to do now is select the small blue box at the bottom right hand side of the white area around the logo by holding down left click, and pull it up so that all you can see is the logo and no white spots.

Once you have the image you wish to save, in the menu at the top click File, Save. Select the location you wish to save the file in, name it and hit Save.

Leave a Reply

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Technology Quotes

Is English easy?