I am a writer online, and often need to make screenshots to make my posts useful. Although, we can make a screenshot using the ‘Prnt Scr’ button from the keyboard, but I never found it clear enough for my posts. After trying a few screen capturing tools, I settled upon Ducklink screen capture tool. The reason why I decided to stick with Ducklink Screen Capture tool is that it allows me to get the scrolling screenshot of a long webpage or a document.
Yes! You heard that right, Ducklink Screen Capture tool can capture screenshots of long webpage both vertically as well as horizontally.
The tool also brings many other options which include capturing a specific region, full screen and active capturing. Scrolling capture is what makes this Screen Capture tool different from other common tools. It automates the page scrolling while you take the screenshot. Keep reading to understand all aspects of this amazing screen capturing tool.
Features Of Ducklink Screen Capture Tool
Screenshot of a selected region – This feature captures a user-defined rectangular region. This is a good option to capture the areas which are not outlined by edged or borders.screenshot of selected region
Polygon Screenshot – This is one of the most interesting screenshot features I have ever seen in any screen capturing tool. I can take out the screenshot in any shape according to the image I want.polygon screenshot
Window Screenshot – This feature of Ducklink Screen Capture tool can capture all or a part any window you specify.window screenshot
Scrolling Screenshot – As I have mentioned above, this is the most interesting part of Ducklink screen capture tool. I can take the screenshot of the entire webpage or a very long document with this feature. Check out the screenshot below.scolling screenshot
Full Screen Capture – This feature is found mostly in ever screen capturing tool, but yet Ducklink screen capture tool is different from other for its clarity. It gives a crystal clear screenshots and the best part is that the clarity maintains even when we change the size of the image.full screen capture
Settings of Ducklink Screen Capture Tool
You can adjust the settings of this screen capture tool according to your suitability.
General Settings – Here you can select if you want to show the cursor in your screenshot or not. This option also includes some other settings as showing the Ducklink capture tool in the system tray etc.duck link screen capture general settings
Output File – This tab allow you to make the settings for the screenshot image. You can choose the file type and default folder to save your screenshots from this option.duck link screenshots
Keyboard Settings – This option allow you to access the Ducklink screen capture tool with your keyboard. You can also select the Hotkeys for certain functions here.
I love using this screen capture tool for work and I would like to know which your favorite screenshot tool is. Is it better than Ducklink if yes how?
Setup Family Safety in Windows 8 : Best Feature For Underage PC Users american technology corporation
Windows 8 is not only making PC easier to use with it’s more social and interactive features, but it is also one of the most safe and secure operating system to use. It won’t be an exaggeration if I call it as one of the safest computer operating systems ever made. It is a very renowned fact that Microsoft is always concerned about the safety and security regimes in its operating system, may it be Windows 8 or the earlier versions. The Operating Systems from Microsoft are safe to use both online as well as offline.
Microsoft keeps introducing new and latest features of safety in their operating systems, and Family Safety feature in Windows 8 is a perfect example to that. With the feature of Family Safety you can monitor the standard user accounts on your computer. This feature gives you the detailed reports of all the activities done by various users on your computer system. In a nutshell, this safety feature in Windows 8 provides you more control over your system.
Being a mommy of two teenage sons, I have to be careful and attentive every time they use my laptop. I am using a Windows 8 operating system in my Sony Vaio laptop and thankfully there are a few settings in Windows 8 which help me putting the family safety filter in my laptop.
I just activated this feature of Family Safety in my laptop while creating my kid’s account here, and now I get the weekly reports of all the activities done by my son’s on my PC. Well, if you haven’t done it already, you can turn the Family Safety feature ON now for the entire list of users on your system.
Don’t worry this feature requires just a simple click on a check box and nothing else. Here is a tutorial with detailed screenshots on ‘how to activate the Family Safety option’ in your Windows 8 computer system and keep an eye on every user using your PC, even if the account is password protected.
How to setup Family Safety in Windows 8
If you haven’t yet created the user account for your child, you can turn the Family Safety feature ON while creating the account.
Creating an account is Windows 8 is pretty simple. Just go to the Control Panel and click on ‘User Accounts’.
Set up a new account using your child’s email id. You can use any of his/her email ID to create the local account.
Just follow the instructions and you are set with a new account for your child. In the last step of creating the account, you will get a check box saying ‘Is this a child’s account? Turn on Family Safety to get reports of their PC use’.
Just click the check box and you can now get the activity report of your child. Furthermore, you can also set the time limits, web filtering, games restrictions and app restrictions for your child.
Family Safety User Settings
Click on your child’s account in the ‘User Accounts’ in Control Panel of your Windows 8 PC, and you will get a new pop up window to set the Family Safety feature accordingly.
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You can set the web filtering level here and can also add or block the specific websites for your child (pin favorite websites in Windows 8 start screen).
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From the time limits option of Family Safety in Windows 8, you can set the time regimes when your child can use the PC.family-safety-web-filtering
You can also set the Time Allowance and Curfew through the Time Limit settings. With these settings you can set the maximum hours your child can use your PC on weekdays or on Weekends. You can restrict how long your child can be on the computer per day, or also ‘Set curfew’ to stop your child using the PC at a certain time during the day.
‘Windows Store and Game Restrictions’ allow you to set the Windows store apps and games you want your child to use. Use ‘Allow or block specific programs’ to select exactly what programs you want the user to use.family-safety-time-curfew family-safety-time-settings family-safety-apps-and-games-restrictions
‘App Restrictions’ option allow you to select exactly which apps in Windows 8 the user can use on your PC.family-safety-app-restrictions
I am happy after activating the Family Safety in Windows 8 as I can always check the activity report of how my son actually uses my computer. Please leave your comment about the efficacy and usefulness of this feature.