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How to take a screenshot........?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by SlimShady, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. SlimShady

    SlimShady ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒ&

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    Alt + Print Screen doesn't work on my laptop..............just plain old Print Screen doesn't work............so I'm clueless here.

    Can someone explain to me an alternate method of taking a screen shot please? :eek:
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    You sure you did the combo right, for example my print screen key is written in blue, which means I have to do fn + print screen to get the shot.

    Then you open up paint and paste ctrl+v.


    If that doesn't work, then for VISTA there is the snipping tool which I prefer. Just hit the start orb, type in snipping in the start search and select snipping tool.
     
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    Thanks but I thought it could be done in Windows without the need for more software..........is this not the case?
     
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    look above your post
     
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    SlimShady ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒ&

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    I can try the FN key..........didn't try that. The key is shown on the laptop as PRTSC
    SYSRQ


    If that makes a difference.
     
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    You guys are too fast for me. lol

    I'll try the Snippet thing, FN didn't work. That worked.............thanks again.
     
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    blackbird Notebook Deity

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    No probs

    Its snipping tool.

    My fn key is entirely in blue, which means to access keys that are in blue I have to hit fn + the key. For you it could be a different key, look for what colour print screen is written in, then look for a key which is entirely that colour with no extra writing on it.
     
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    It's actually written in the same color as every other key on the keyboard.
     
  10. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Alt+PrtSc works on most notebooks but some may need Alt+Fn+PrtSc. This command should capture the active window. Leave out the Alt and you should get the whole display.

    John
     
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    Nope...............none of those combos work...........my laptop likes to be difficult though so I'm not surprised.
     
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    Hey Slim,

    Try Ctrl + PrintScreen
     
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    Nope..................I'm telling you, this thing just likes testing me. That's ok, the Snippet program that was shown to me gets the job done just fine.
     
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