Hey, EE experts! Have you ever painstakingly typed out step-by-step instructions in answer to a question?

If you're using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you have a tool that can help with that.

Go to apps and hunt down STEPS RECORDER (it's in Windows Accessories). You're welcome.
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by:Brian Matis
Oh wow... That is pretty cool. Never knew about that application. Could be pretty handy for QA teams for generating the steps to reproduce part of a bug ticket, too! I do find myself wishing it could provide a bit more detail and have options for what is included in the screen capture (I've got a three monitor setup and the screenshots are for every monitor—I'd prefer to isolate to only one), but this could still be a useful starting point!

Thanks for the tip :-)
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by:Colleen Kayter
I totally know your pain, Brian. I run dual monitors and it drives me nuts that I can't just hit Print Screen to capture. But the Microsoft Garage team did create a new and improved snipping tool called - wait for it - SNIP. When you hit Print Screen, it quickly gives you the option of isolating one screen, window, or dialog box (just by hovering - no click/drag required) and then opens it in an editor with drawing tools. :)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/snip/?group=active
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by:Craig Kehler
We predominantly use Jira Capture for it's integration in to tickets and test sessions. It's a pain in IE though so I tend to use the snipping tool, trying out Snip now. Thanks for the heads up :)

I've used Jing in the past for recording steps. It's pretty good
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by:Colleen Kayter
Craig, Jing is good for showing video, but steps recorder actually gives you text. Very useful, very lean when video is not an option.
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