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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
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Aug 19, 2009

Hi,

I hope I'm posting this to the correct thread topic. Still struggling to get the new laptop to work properly, and here's my latest problem:

In the past weeks, I used the print screen button to take some screen shots, but yesterday, it stopped working. The key reads "home" and below that in a box "prt sc".

To take the shot, I've tried hitting (1) the key; (2) alt + the key; and (3) shift+key. To paste the text, I've used (1) cntl+V and (2) shift+insert. I've done all of the above with the number pad locked and unlocked.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
Patricia


 

JPW (X)  Identity Verified
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Use the snipping tool for screen shots? Aug 19, 2009

Hi,

if your laptop has Vista installed, you should have the (handier) "snipping tool" - you can use this:

START ---> ALL PROGRAMS ---> ACCESSORIES ---> snipping tool.

If you have XP, I'm pretty sure there are other free programs out there that do the same thing, it saves you relying on 'print screen'. Just a case of googling a few choice key words.

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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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forgot about it ... Aug 19, 2009

Thank you! I'd forgotten all about it.

 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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how to paste into a window Aug 19, 2009

John Paul,

Could you tell me how to paste the screen shot? I capture the image I wanted, but now, I need to paste it into a reply window for a support ticket I have open here at ProZ. When I do shift+insert or control + V nothing happens, and the "paste" option is not available either.

THanks,
Patricia


 

Sucheta Marathe  Identity Verified
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Use 'Fn' and Home for Prt screen Aug 19, 2009

I think use of ('Fn' + Home ) should work for print Screen

(If 'Prt Sc' is in the box on 'Home' key.


 

JPW (X)  Identity Verified
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You need to save it Aug 19, 2009

Once you've taken the screenshot, just go to file ---> 'save as' (desktop'll do fine, or a folder of your convenience), give it a name, and hey presto: Bob's your uncleicon_smile.gif

After that, you can upload it just like any other picture. I think they save as JPEG files by default, although you can probably change that too (save as type...)

I find this the handiest way of taking screen shots if I ever need them.


 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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Bob may be your uncle ;-) Aug 19, 2009

I can't believe it but when I go to "save as" I don't get a dialogue box. I get nothing, and have no idea where it's saved to. I don't have time right now to research this, but will try to post more info when I have time.

 

Stefan de Boeck (X)  Identity Verified
Belgium
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extended desktop? Aug 19, 2009

Patricia Rosas wrote:
... but yesterday, it stopped working.


Did you by any chance install a second monitor yesterday?
If so, that's the thing.


 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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FN works! Aug 20, 2009

Sucheta Marathe wrote:

I think use of ('Fn' + Home ) should work for print Screen

(If 'Prt Sc' is in the box on 'Home' key.


Thank you, Sucheta -- it works!!

And Stefan, thanks for the suggestion, too, but I didn't install another monitor. I'll try to get back to you, John Paul, when I have some free time to research why the snippet tool isn't working.

Thank you all!!

Patricia


 

Ahmet Murati
Germany
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Print Screen Sep 27, 2009

I use Print Screen in several cases because I am a software developer and I make apps based on request and in User Guides I do the Print Screens.

The print screen can be done using Ctrl + Prt Sc

but instead I am using a small tool made by IrfanView and it has a handy printing utilities. Like for example you want to copy the view of a particular application then you only have to select that particular application and then press a shortcut usually Ctrl + F11 and then you get the image of selected application by excluding all other parts.


 

FarkasAndras  Identity Verified
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shortcut Sep 27, 2009

Ahmet Murati wrote:

I use Print Screen in several cases because I am a software developer and I make apps based on request and in User Guides I do the Print Screens.

The print screen can be done using Ctrl + Prt Sc

but instead I am using a small tool made by IrfanView and it has a handy printing utilities. Like for example you want to copy the view of a particular application then you only have to select that particular application and then press a shortcut usually Ctrl + F11 and then you get the image of selected application by excluding all other parts.

Alt-PrintScreen on MS OSes, no additional sotware needed.


 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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thanks, Farkas and Ahmet ... Sep 27, 2009

FarkasAndras wrote:


Alt-PrintScreen on MS OSes, no additional sotware needed.


I appreciate all the information you've shared. I'm using Windows Vista, and it turns out that I have to do fn+prt sc for the screen shot to work.


 

Ahmet Murati
Germany
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yes it works May 23, 2010

Patricia Rosas wrote:

FarkasAndras wrote:


Alt-PrintScreen on MS OSes, no additional sotware needed.


I appreciate all the information you've shared. I'm using Windows Vista, and it turns out that I have to do fn+prt sc for the screen shot to work.


but if you don't need capturing the full screen then this program is specialized so when you wat to capture a particular program all you have to do is to select option to take such picture and then you will capture only that program ignoring the background


 

hahahaitszainab
United Kingdom
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It worked! Nov 25, 2017

Sucheta Marathe wrote:

I think use of ('Fn' + Home ) should work for print Screen

(If 'Prt Sc' is in the box on 'Home' key.




Thank you so much sucheta !! solved all my issues


 


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