Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. January 23, 2006
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Dealing with Print Screen
In the last tip, we listed some Windows XP keyboard shortcuts. Two of them deal with the Print Screen command. If you press Print Screen, XP copies the entire window to the Clipboard; if you press Alt-Print Screen, XP copies only the active window to the Clipboard.
A number of subscribers have asked about printing the screen in Windows XP 4.0. If you press Print Screen to copy the screen to the Clipboard, you can use Paint to print the Clipboard contents. Just open Paint and choose Edit, Paste. This will paste all Clipboard contents into Paint. Now you can use Paint to print the screen: Simply choose File, Print.