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XP and the -Print Screen- key.

by Cletus / March 11, 2004 3:09 AM PST

XP home
Is there a simple way to get a Print Screen function from the Print Screen Key---or is that asking too much?


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Re:XP and the -Print Screen- key.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 3:17 AM PST

Since about Windows 3... and maybe before, the key functions differently than from DOS. It now copies to the clipboard or hold the Alt key and you get just the active window.

Isn't yours doing this?

Be sure to write gritty details if you want something different than how its worked in Windows for the past 10+ years...


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--Guess my memory is fading--
by Cletus / March 11, 2004 3:29 AM PST

You are correct---I can paste the screen into my Word program.

Prior to this XP machine, I used a DOS program called Snappy to do my screen copies in Win 95.


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Re:XP and the -Print Screen- key.
by David Chan / March 11, 2004 3:21 AM PST

On my XP PC I simply hit the Print Scrn key, then open Paint and press Ctrl + V and the screen shot will be pasted onto Paint.

Then it can be saved as a Bitmap.

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