The date and time was Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:12:06 PM, and on a whim,
Martin Feitag pounded out on the keyboard:
Terry R. schrieb:
In Windows, you know that pressing PrtScn captures the entire display
window, and Shift-PrtScn captures the "active window" only. Then you
open the graphics program of choice. Depending on the graphices
software, you can press Ctrl-V to paste the capture into a window (using
Windows Paint in this example).
I don't know if this changed in Vista/7 but from Win95 over Win98, Win2k
and XP it has been Alt+PrintSreen here.
Yes, my mistake. Alt-PrtScn captures the active window.
Then click on the "Line" button to draw a line. Paint doesn't have
arrows at the end of a line option, but many programs do.
IrfanView for example offers lines to have arrows :-)
But it's not a part of Windows, like I was stating from the beginning.
Then you can use the "Select" to crop the image down if you want by
selecting the area, pressing Ctrl-C to copy, press Ctrl-N for a new
window, then press Ctrl-V to paste the cropped image.
Again, IrfanView is handy here: Ctrl+Y crops in one step.
Yes, IF the user has downloaded and installed the program. That's the
whole point of using a default program like Paint, for people like Jim
who only have and use what is available in Windows.
Thanks for that guide/explanation anyway, keep it in a safe place to be
prepared in the future to save time when someone asks ;-)
Well, you pipe in sooner next time with your perfect explanation of a
program that isn't included with Windows.
And if you already know how to do it, why are you reading this at all?
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