My granddad is using the computer and he wants to take screen shots of certain web pages. He uses the Windows PrtScrn through the On-Screen Keyboard.

So, now, he is typing this question on SuperUser and wants to take a screenshot of it.

  1. Switches to On-Screen Keyboard
  2. Clicks on psc
  3. Launches MS Paint
  4. Clicks on Edit > Paste

Now, he gets the following image. alt text

Question: How can he take the screenshot of the Internet Explorer alone.

Additionally, how do you achieve the equivalent of Alt + Prt Scr using On-Screen Keyboard

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    He can take the screenshot of IE by focusing on the IE window and using his keyboard. Onscreen Keyboard is holding focus when the screenshot's taken. – doppelgreener Nov 16 '10 at 6:26

Try the following search in Google:-

internet explorer add-on screen grab

There are plenty of freeware applications out there that will allow you to capture the IE window using a mouse and the IE toolbar.

This one works:


called EasyWeb2Pic Pro does exactly what you want. After you have installed it you need to select View > Toolbars > EasyWeb2Pic Pro Toolbar


Move the onscreen keyboard to the side such that it longer covers the IE window.

Then click Alt on the keyboard followed by PrtScrn - this just works as Alt+PrtScreen for me.

  • Amit Agarwal: He is taking the screenshot purely from the On-Screen keyboard. So, if I move it to the side so that it no longer convers the IE window, the On-Screen keyboard will also not be visible to me any more. – Kanini Nov 16 '10 at 7:54
  • He wants to use the onscreen keyboard. Not a physical keyboard. "how do you achieve the equivalent of Alt + Prt Scr using On-Screen Keyboard" – Amir Rezaei Nov 16 '10 at 7:58
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    +1. Why was this down voted? Alt+Printscr is achieved by pressing Alt+Printscr. The OSK remains as it's always in focus by design. Dragging it partially offscreen to minimise the amount shown is the best solution. – RJFalconer Nov 16 '10 at 10:14
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    +1 as well. @RJFalconer is exactly right - this is by design and unfortunately there's really no way around it. The best thing to do is either A: Make the window non-maximized, so they don't overlap or B: Just suck it up. – Shinrai Nov 16 '10 at 15:16
  • @RJFalconer: It was down voted because it failed to mention that OSK is always in focus by design and nothing can be done about it. I am happy to remove the down vote if it gets edited. – Kanini Nov 17 '10 at 15:56

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