The print screen is for a screen shot lol you press PRINT SCREEN then go to paint and press CTRL V and it has a screen shot of your desktop and you could probably print that out but that's what it's for
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1Download and save PrintKey2000 or PrintKeyPro from the "Resources" section. Save the file in a folder named "Printkey" on your "C:" drive. Double click the .exe file and follow the onscreen instructions for a problem-free installation.
Access the Print Key program by double-clicking the hand icon in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.
Double click the "Options" tab in the upper right hand corner. Click on "Define Hot-keys." Set a hotkey for printing the full desktop and for printing the active screen you are in.
Navigate back to the "Options" tab and select "Direct Print (No Dialog)" so that it has a check mark next to it.
Select the "Printer Options" function on the main program screen. Select the printer you want the print jobs sent to.
Select a screen to use as a test. Press your hotkey for printing the full desktop and then the hotkey to print the active page. You want to make sure both functions work properly.
Use the Print Screen Function Without a Plug-in Program
Press the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard to print the full desktop. Press the "Alt" key plus the "Print Screen" key to print the active window.
Click "Start" in the lower left of the taskbar. Navigate to "Applications" and choose the Microsoft Paint program.
Click "Edit" in the program screen and click the "Paste" option. You will now see a copy of your screen capture.
Navigate to "File" and save the screen capture as a .jpeg file. Navigate to "File" again and click "Print" to send the job to an installed printer.
Using the Print Key Function with ScreenShot 2 Print
Download and install ScreenShot 2 Print. ScreenShot 2 Print has a free trial option, and as of May 2010, costs $7 for the full version. Configure the program to print to a designated printer from the onscreen commands. The screen captures will print automatically when the required keys are pressed.
Hold down the "Control" key (Ctrl) and the "Print Screen" key to capture a screen shot of the full desktop. The image will be sent directly to the designated printer.
Hold down the "Shift" key and "Print Screen" key to take a screen shot of the active window, which is sent directly to the printer.
PrtScr does not make the screen print out on your printer.
It only copies the screen to your clipboard.
Press CTRL+PrtScr to copy entire screen to clipboard
Press ALT+PrtScr to copy active window to clipboard
Press CTRL+V to paste the contents of your clipboard into a document or image
Then you can print the document or image to your printer.
Hi, did you check your layout settings ? Control panel, Languages and regional options, Input, then select the right layout, Make sure you do not have many diiferent active layout, you might have switched the layout by accidental keystroke. Thanks and have a nice day J -
Hi, Did you check your layout options ? Go to control panel, then regional options, then Input, then select the right layout. Make sure you do not have several active layout, you might have switch the layout with a keystroke !
Thanks and have a nice day
This type of thing usually happens because the computer is doing other things such as accessing the harddrive or or any other number of things. You can test this by booting into safe mode and see how well your keyboard responds. You will probably find it works fine there. You will need to isolate what other activity is slowing your computer down in the normal mode.
In the old DOS days, Print Screen would send a copy of the screen to the printer.
In Windows, Print Screen sends a copy to the Clip Board. So, what you need to do is open an application like WordPad, MS Word, Paint or some other program and Paste to a new file. Then you can print the image from that file.
A side note: The PrintScreen key captures the whole screen, the ALT-PrintScreen key combination captures only the active window.