A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away computer users used to be able to push a single button on their keyboards and get a printout of whatever was displayed on the screen. When Windows took over computers, this function was lost. Pushing the Print Screen key on keyboards did nothing…seemingly. It actually does something, but I wrote a tip about what it does many years ago (click here to read it again…maybe for the first time) .
Today, I want to share with you a discovery I made while helping a customer. I had helped her setup her new computer a few years ago and she wanted a print screen utility…that was free. After some searching and experimenting, I came across a neat little utility called PrintDesktop (click here to download) . After I installed it for her, I completely forgot about the little gem…until today.
After installing PrintDesktop, any time you want to print your screen, simply double-click it's icon (very helpful to add to your Quick Launch bar ). Take a moment to read PrintDesktop's extremely short user manual and you will be up and running in no time. While no where near as powerful as my favorite screen capture utility, Snag It , PrintDesktop provides a simple, easy, and effective way for you to print anything you see on your screen.