Tame your computer - it's a snip!

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In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to set the Print Screen key to open screen snipping (Windows 10).

Do any of you use the Print Screen key to capture your full screen on the clipboard - or have you fallen in love with the Snipping Tool?

Well, did you know that you can opt to have your PrtScn key open the new Snip & Sketch app of Windows 10?

Here’s how:

1.       Press the WIN key (the one with the Windows logo) and type Prt.

2.       Make sure Use the Print Screen key to launch screen snipping is selected and press ENTER.

3.       Click on the button under Print Screen shortcut.

(For those of you who prefer to click - I don’t ;) – open Settings, click on Ease of Access and click on Keyboard.)

Next time you press the PrtScn button you can immediately drag the cursor around the area you want to capture. As the snip is automatically copied to the Clipboard you can paste it in any of your favourite programs without first having to copy it. Alternatively, you can edit, save or share it in the Snip & Sketch app.

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4 May 2020

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at  www.roem.co.uk


Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support