i'm having trouble trying to print what is on my desktop so that i can show other users what i am doing. I've tried pressing the alt printscreen sysrq but i seem to be getting nowhere, can anyone help.
The clipboard just stores information, you paste what's stored in it to the relevant program. After doing what you described (alt prtscrn), follow Diodorus Siculus' post and load an image program, and select Edit/Paste, or press Ctrl+V - the image you just saved to the clipboard will be pasted into the program. click here
Just remember, highlight what you want to copy, hold down the keys ALT and C together. This makes a copy.Open up Word, excel, paint shop or any other text editor or similar, then press ALT and V together. This will produce the saved screen, text or whatever you had copied. So with the desktop, just use ALT C, open up the program that you want to copy it into, then press ALT V.