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Windows 7: Button not working

06 Apr 2013   #1
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Button not working

Hi there,

Small issue here, but when I try to use the Print screen button, it will not let me use it.

I'm using a laptop AND have tried alt-prt sc and those methods, but not working.


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06 Apr 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about Fn+PrtScr
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07 Apr 2013   #3
A Guy

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As whs said, the FN key makes other keys use their secondary function. Often these keys have a color coding, or box around them. A Guy
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07 Apr 2013   #4
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tried it. No luck.

Perhaps you need a photo of my laptop?
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07 Apr 2013   #5
sassofalco

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - SP1
 
 
PrtSc / SysRq Key - Press, then what?

I'm going back to basics here.... You press the PrtSc / SysRq, then what?


As I said - Basics. To display the Screen Image;

Press Key PrtSc / SysRq, then > Left Click Windows Start Orb at bottom left of screen > Select All Programs > Select Accessories Folder > Select Paint > Press Keys Ctrl + V .... and your captured screen image will be displayed.

Hope this helps.
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07 Apr 2013   #6
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sassofalco View Post
I'm going back to basics here.... You press the PrtSc / SysRq, then what?


As I said - Basics. To display the Screen Image;

Press Key PrtSc / SysRq, then > Left Click Windows Start Orb at bottom left of screen > Select All Programs > Select Accessories Folder > Select Paint > Press Keys Ctrl + V .... and your captured screen image will be displayed.

Hope this helps.
If I press PrtSc, nothing happens.

No luck using your solution.
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07 Apr 2013   #7
A Guy

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What is the model number of your laptop?

Try this, copy some text, any text, then paste it into a text file (notepad). Does it paste ok? If so, now press the Print Screen button. Try to paste into the same text document. Does the same text you pasted before paste again? Or does nothing paste this time? If you have Word, use word instead of notepad, does the image paste the 2nd time, or the text, or nothing? A Guy
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07 Apr 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Bill, I think you are on the right track. It may be a clipboard problem.
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07 Apr 2013   #9
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Maybe the OP doesn't realize that the Print Screen button doesn't actually print the screen but only copies the screen to the clipboard? Nothing happens to indicate that anything took place. However, once copied to the clipboard it can then be pasted into some other application.

Alt-PrtScr copies only the window that has focus while PrtScr copies the entire screen.
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07 Apr 2013   #10
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
What is the model number of your laptop?

Try this, copy some text, any text, then paste it into a text file (notepad). Does it paste ok? If so, now press the Print Screen button. Try to paste into the same text document. Does the same text you pasted before paste again? Or does nothing paste this time? If you have Word, use word instead of notepad, does the image paste the 2nd time, or the text, or nothing? A Guy
How do I find out the model number?

When I copy and paste, it works. It does not paste again, and acts as if nothing was ever copied into the clipboard. When I try to paste it in Word, it shows a big, black dot. Strange....
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