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Date: 2008jan9
OS: Windows
Keywords: screenshot, screen shot

Q.  What's the best way to take a screenshot in Windows?

A.  Typically you do not want the image of the whole desktop
but just one window so:

- Click on the title bar of the window in question 

- If you are taking a screenshot of a browser window usually
  the address bar is important so make sure its present.

- Press <alt><print-screen>
  (That's the Alt key and the PrintScreen key at the same time)

Now you have an image of the window in your clipboard.  Next you
want to save it to disk.

- Start Paint

- File > Paste

- File > Save As

- Save the file as a PNG image
  (JPG compression hurts the image, BMP is huge)

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