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Discussion in 'Software' started by Boycie, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Can anyone recommend anything to "capture" my monitor as I can see it? :blink
    I want it so I can show elderly relatives how to do tasks on a 98 machine.
    The idea is if the want to open a web browser and use google they can watch me do it on mine. I have run out of breath explaining different tasks. :tune
    Bless them, they are doing well considering computers came out when they were already old!
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Does it have to be free? I really like SNAG IT! from TechSmith but it might be a little over the top for what you want to use it for.

    http://www.techsmith.com/products/snagit/default.asp

    Of course you could use GIMP for Windows.

    http://www.gimp.org/windows/
     
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  3. ffreeloader

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    Here's a link to several free screen capture utilities.

    Personally, I just use Gimp on my Linux boxes, and I have a free little utility, that I can't remember the name of because it's been so long since I used it, that I use for Windows. It doesn't actually install, you just copy it into a folder and run it from there. I'll see if I can find it, but I use Linux so much, and Windows so little, anymore that I'm not too sure I'll be able to find it.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks guys. :D
    Gimp looks fine. I onlyneed a basic app.
     
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  5. AJ

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    Hey Boyce if you just wanna capture the active window then use Ctrl+PrtScn. That'll add it to the clipboard and then you can paste it into a doc. Just another option. Use it all the time when making instruction booklets. :biggrin
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks AJ, but i want to capture maybe 20 seconds worth of "play".
     
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