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#1 mooseifer

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 02:35 PM

Can anyone tell me how I can get my print screen key to work? Nothing happens when I press it.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 04:59 PM

Ordinarily, under most hardware setups, you have to press the print screen button, then go into a graphics editing program, (eg. Paint) and then press Ctrl + V. The screen should come up in the window. This may vary, however, depending on the keyboard. If it dosent work, is there anymore writing on the button apart from Print Screen?

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:07 PM

mooseifer, :flowers: to BC. :thumbsup:
On mine I have to press Ctrl+PrtScn to get it to snap a screenshot and then transfer it into paint (or some other graphics program) as matt_com911 explains. With paint Ctrl+V is the shortcut for paste which is located in the edit menu along the top toolbar.
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:32 PM

CTRL +Printscreen gives you a printscreen of your whole screen which you can paste into wordpad. ALT+Printscreen gives just the active window which you can also paste into wordpad.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:58 PM

i am unable to do any of that. when i press ctrl & prt scr nothing at all happens.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:02 PM

to mat-911com it also says sys rq

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:13 PM

After you hit Print Screen, you can't open it in a graphics program?
You don't mention, trying to open it in a graphics program.

Do you:
hit PrintScreen
open graphics program
then click Edit / Paste, or Ctrl+V

What graphics program do you use?
Do you get any kind of error message?
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:35 PM

He might be thinking that hitting print screen will, well, print the screen. As you can see mooseifer, you have to transfer your screen capture to a graphics program and then print or save the picture from there.
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#9 mooseifer

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 12:52 AM

Ronbo how do you use paint or anyting else with the print screen key When i press the keys nothing at all happens. How can i copy or paste it to a program?I am trying to take a snap shot of different phases of outlook express to show someone what to press.

Edited by mooseifer, 15 January 2005 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:07 AM

mooseifer, press ctrl+prtscn at the same time. You should see your cursor blink, this means it has taken a snapshot of your screen and stored it into your clipboard. Now go to Start\All Programs and open your paint program. On the top toolbar in paint, select the edit menu and then select paste. This should put the screenshot you have just taken into paint. From here you may save or print the photo just like any other photo you may work on with paint. If you want to save the screenshot, select File\Save As and then to save you space, change the save as type from Bitmap to JPEG (the reason for this is because bitmaps are big files, jpeg's are rather small). Name your file and hit the save button.
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#11 mooseifer

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:12 AM

that did not work my cursor didnt blink nothing got copied

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:25 AM

Do you have an F Lock key on your keyboard? Press the F Lock key once and then try again.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:27 AM

that doesn't do anything either

Edited by mooseifer, 15 January 2005 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:35 AM

Thanks Ronbo I check my services and clipboard was disabled. thanks again Peace-Out

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:39 AM

I know you didn't bring up services but when you said clipboard that keep sticking in my head.




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