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This is my fist lens on Squidoo.  Let me know what you think.

http://www.squidoo.com/desktopsecurity

Who should read this: Readers should have a computer loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista and need to capture part or all of their computer screen.  The Snipping Tool let’s you save that screen capture to a .JPG, .GIF or .PNG file.


To activate the Snipping Tool in Microsoft Windows Vista:

  • Single left-click on the Start button.
  • Single left-click on the Control Panel.

  • You must be in Control Panel Home mode.
  • Type “turn windows features” in the Search box in the top right corner of the Control Panel window.
  • Single left-click on Turn Windows features on or off under Programs and Features in the middle of the Control Panel window.
  • Single left-click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  • Single left-click on Tablet PC Optional Components.
  • Single left-click on OK.

To find the Snipping Tool in Microsoft Windows Vista:

  • Single left-click on the Start button.
  • Single left-click on All Programs.
  • Single left-click on Accessories.
  • Single left-click on Snipping Tool.

Personally I use Gadwin PrintScreen to make my screen captures.  They offer a freeware version that works great.  It doesn’t do certain things the Snipping Tool does but it does many other things better. They also offer a professional version, that does more of the things the Snipping Tool does and then some.  I just don’t really need all that.