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Sometimes you just need to do a simple thing–like making a
hard-copy printout of your screen. But if you hit the Print Screen
key in Windows, it won’t actually print the screen to a printer.
Instead, it will copy the screen into the clipboard, from where you
have to paste it into a graphics-capable program and then print
Print Screen (as the name suggests) cuts out the middleman: once
the small, free program is installed and the No Dialog mode is
enabled, it will print out the computer screen to the default
printer whenever you hit the print screen key. It can also enhance
the normal function of the print screen key by allowing you to
capture the screen and do some simple editing on captured screens,
such as turning it into grayscale (useful if you are printing to a
black and white printer), rotating the screen or changing the color
It’s not as powerful as a dedicated commercial screen capture
application such as SnagIt,
but it does the job and it’s free.