If you are anything like me, you have about a zillion passwords with which to contend. Having a blog means I have even more than should be necessary to live in this crazy, digital world. I’ve struggled to find a good way to tackle the myriad username/password mud puddle and have finally found a method that works for me. I doubt it is very secure, but luckily I don’t have any terribly important things to protect! I’ve noticed that one password really can’t be used for everything. Some websites require uppercase letters, some numbers, some symbols and some, a crazy combination of all of those, making the one password for all websites impossible. Another challenge to just writing down the passwords in a book like this- Website: Go Daddy, Password: 9675301#jumbledmess** is that you can be directed to the wrong login page for the website. My website host has a home page, but also a cpanel page. Anyone other than me would be so confused that my password would be meaningless and many times I have to fumble around because I get so confused as well. So, to make sense of all of this, I use the screenshot. I love taking screenshots. There are so many uses for them that I can’t begin to list them all. A screenshot basically takes a photo of your screen. So, I navigate to the correct login page, take a screenshot, then print the page and file it away for safe keeping. Here’s my pinterest screenshot:[frame align=”center”][/frame]
I simply just write in my password in pencil. Pinterest isn’t the best example because I always seem to be logged in (totally incomprehensible, I know!), but it is a great system for all my login pages. I then print off all the pages and file away in a safe place. Hopefully if my family ever has to dismantle my online life they can now do it without trouble.
How to Take a Screenshot:
On my MacBook Pro: I take a screenshot by pressing: command, shift, three, all at the same time. The screenshot will be placed on your desktop.
On my iPhone 4, iPods and the iPad: press the home button and top button at the same time. Your shot will go directly to you camera where all your photos reside.
On a PC, well, I haven’t used a PC for so long I don’t know. A quick google search brought up tons of information on the topic and according to those sites: press PrtScn button and it goes to a clipboard. Apparently this button is located on the upper right side of your computer keyboard.
Here are so other great uses of the screenshot: