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#1 Luvkitty

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

Hello!

I keep getting an error message when trying to download certain things, and I'm trying to remember how to use the "print screen" feature to show you what I mean. I remember that I'm supposed to hit "print screen," and I remember that it involved Tinypics.com, but I can't remember how to save the image after hitting "print screen" in order to upload it to Tinypics.com. Can you help?

Thanks so much!
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

I don't know about print screen, never use it.
What I usually do is use the Vista Snipping Tool to capture the image and save it to my Pictures folder.
Then add it as an attachment to my post.
Click the down arrow in Manage Current Attachments, click green +


Attached File  2009_01_15_213150.png   59.21KB   48 downloads

Hope I didn't confuse you. If so I'll try to clarify.

Edited by Bartster, 15 January 2009 - 09:40 PM.


#3 Luvkitty

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:34 PM

Hi Bartster,

I have never used the Vista Snip Tool. I looked under Tools at the top of my screen, which I assume is IE's Tools, but I didn't see it there. Where would I find that tool?

Thanks!
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:41 PM

Go to Start > Accessories > right click Snipping Tool and click add to Quick Launch
That will put it in your system tray for easy access.

There should be an icon that looks like a pair of scissors.

Edited by Bartster, 15 January 2009 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:52 PM

here's a little more help

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:39 AM

All you do for the Print Screen method is...

1) hit print screen
2) open paint or something similar
3) hit ctrl+v to paste the image
4) crop it if you want
5) save it
6) upload the attachment

and BAM!!!

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

Thank you very much for the help! I got it now. Have a great day!

Michele :huh:

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

Great news! Just out of curiosity, which method did you use?

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:46 PM

I actually used the option where you save the image to Paint simply because that was exactly the one I learned on Bleeping Computer when I first joined. The part where you save it to Paint was the step that I couldn't remember. I did copy and save the directions for the other method, too for future reference.

Thanks again!!
Michele :huh:

I wanted to add that I just tried the method you explained about how to add the pair of scissors to my system tray, but they aren't there. Anything I could've done wrong?

Edited by Luvkitty, 17 January 2009 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

Did you find Snipping Tool in All Programs > Accessories?
Then right click on it then click add to Quick Launch?

Here's what it looks like:

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Edited by Bartster, 17 January 2009 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:01 PM

Yes, those were the steps I took. I just did it again, and I got the same result. This time, though, after doing the steps, I clicked on the little arror next to the start up menu, and it showed up there, but in order to use it, I have to do that each time instead of just having the picture there all the time. Is that how it should be? I was looking for it on the right side of the screen last time I did it.

Thanks!
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:26 PM

You can either place the Snipping Tool shortcut on the taskbar or create a shortcut on the desktop.

For the taskbar you'll need to enable Quick Launch by right clicking the taskbar > then
click Properties > in the Taskbar tab check the box for Show Quick Launch > Apply > OK

For the desktop right click Snipping Tool > Send To > Desktop

There is also an easier way to find Snipping Tool just click Start and type sn

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:54 AM

I know it's been a long time since you posted your last reply, but I wanted to thank you. Also, I just read your last reply, and I checked to see if the box was checked next to Quick Launch under properties for the task bar. It was already checked so I'm not sure why the little scissors icon doesn't just show up on my task bar without having to click on the arrow next to the IE icon. That icon is on the left side of my screen on the botton near the start button. Anyway, it's no biggie as I don't use it that often anyway, but I did want to take the time to thank you again for the help and to let you know what ended up happening. Have a great weekend!!

Michele :huh:

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:44 AM

Michele

Does your taskbar look something like this? You'll need to unlock the taskbar first.

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Edited by Bartster, 28 February 2009 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:22 PM

Hello,

Yes, it does look similar to your picture. I think that I probably just misunderstood about where the icon was going to be since it IS where you show in the picture. For some reason, I was thinking that the icon would always just be on the taskbar without having to do the arrow thing. Mine is there now, and I think my confusion is now resolved. Thanks again for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate it.

:huh: Michele :huh:




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