Question about Computers & Internet
Why can't I use the "Print Screen" key to print?
Posted by Anonymous on
Is there another word on that Print Screen key? If so, you need to press Fn + Print Screen keys to take a screenshot. In Windows 8, the full-screen screenshot will be automatically saved to the Pictures library. In Windows 7, you need to go to Paint, and paste the screenshot on the blank board and save it as an image. If this doesn't solve your problem, just use a third-party tool Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro . This tool allows you to capture any region on the screen and provides many other useful functions like image editing and sharing.
Posted on Jun 02, 2015
Its actually just copying the screen.
press print screen then open Paint and paste it in. Then you can print.
Posted on Oct 23, 2014
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Whatever happened to the Print Screen key??
If you did computers back in the 80's (DOS days) you probably remember using the Print Screen key on your keyboard to print a copy of whatever was on the monitor screen at that time to your printer. It wasn't used that much because back in those days it took forever for a dot matrix printer to print out the entire monitor screen. However, it came in handy once and awhile.
Microsoft has turned the key into into a "Snapshot key" which, as that term implies, takes a snapshot of the monitor screen.
After taking the snapshot, in XP simply click on Start, All Programs, Accessories and Paint. Then click on Edit followed by Paste and Voila! There's your screen snapshot in living color staring you in the face!
Now you can use "Save As" and save it with a .jpg/tif extension (etc.) and/or send it to your printer using File, Print.
If your keyboard Print Screen key performs more than one function you will have to experiment a little to get it the key to perform the Print Screen Function. Try holding down the ALT, SHIFT, or CTRL key (or any "special" keys unique to your keyboard) when you hit the Print Screen key in order to get the key to perform its Print Screen function.
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