Capture Screenshots in Windows XP

If you’ve ever wondered how to use the “print screen” button on your keyboard, this tip is for you. Whenever you press this button, it takes a screenshot of whatever is on you display at the time and places it on your clipboard.

To view this picture, just open an image viewing program (such as paint; Microsoft Word works too!), paste it, and if you like it, save it. This helps a lot when you have a problem with your computer and want to put up a picture online showing an error message or other issue. Now you can go tell your friends about a practical use for the “print screen” button.