Old 09-01-2002, 09:24 AM
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Question Print Screen/SysRq

What does the key Print Screen/SysRq actually do and how do you use it?
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Old 09-01-2002, 09:29 AM
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It will take a snapshot of whatever is on your screen at the moment. You can then paste it into a program like MS Paint, save it and you have a picture file.

Alt + PrtScr will give you a shot of the ACTIVE window.
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Old 09-01-2002, 09:32 AM
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Smile Print Screen

The Print Screen key allows you to Copy (take a picture of) the window you are currently viewing. This is what people are referring to when they say they are taking a Screen Shot.

To copy an image of the window that is currently active, press ALT+PRINT SCREEN.
To copy an image of the entire screen, press PRINT SCREEN.


To paste the image into a document, click the Edit menu in the document window, and then click Paste.

As for the SysRq, you'll have to get an answer to that from one of the gurus in here. I don't have a clue.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-01-2002, 09:35 AM
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Thats how everyone is posting a picture of thier desktop on one of the threads. Its very interesting to see them. It could also come in handy as someone mentioned, in case you are getting error messages, you can show the actual message. Quite a good idea. Someone also mentioned using it to show settings if you are getting ready to change something so you can put it back exact, if need be. btw, it won't look like it does anything till you go to paste it, and its there like magic. Well, technological magic. Ok, its cool!!!!
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