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I had no idea bout this either! How useful. I'm definitely going to pin it once I find it.

I'm not sure if this would work or if it even matters in 7, but in many graphics programs, when you want to resize a crop, holding down the Shift key while grabbing a corner keeps the aspect ratio correct.

Cyndil Smith

The snipping tool can capture anything on your screen (the image above is a snip I took of my screen saver),

I doubt you were able to snap a shot of your screen saver! Betting you meant desktop.

Tip: Once you find the tool and open it, it will appear in your taskbar. Right-click on its taskbar box and choose “Pin this program to taskbar” to keep it handy.

Pinning something to your taskbar when it is already in your taskbar? I believe the first use of the word should be replaced with "start menu"

Cyndil Smith

oh my, the formatting didn't translate at all! this is what I get for not using the "preview" feature. please pretend that I used quotation marks...

also, the last sentence of my previous comment should read, "I believe the *final* use of the word should be..."

Carol Saller

Cyndil, thanks for clarifying. I did mean desktop. But the rest is as I intended. Any open program will present a box in the taskbar, but once you close that application, the box will go away. If you click in the box while the program is open, you get the "Pin to taskbar" option. You'll see--when you close the application, an icon will remain in the taskbar for future use.

Sara Austin

NB, the mac version: Command+Control+Shift+3: take a screenshot of the entire screen (screens if multiple monitors), and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area: takes a screenshot of selection and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window and saves it to the clipboard for pasting


Thank you for this great tip. I had no idea this little tool existed.

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