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Windows 7: How to “print screen” without the need to press “fn”,

12 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to “print screen” without the need to press “fn”,

How to “print screen” without the need to press “fn”,

The “print screen” button in the keyboard of the “HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation” needs pressing the “fn” and thus two buttons are required to do the print screen (attached).

In return, the print screen in the keyboard of “Sony Vaio VPCE C3S0E” doesn’t require pressing fn as it is placed on top of “sys rq”.

I’m wondering if there is a way to do the “print screen” without the need to press fn in case of “HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation”?

Thank you

Best

Jamal



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12 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You could always set the print screen button as a shortcut to the snipping tool...
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12 Oct 2013   #3
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Maybe AutoHotkey ?

Am having no experience with it, but looks like a clever program.
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12 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Not free, but far more flexible and capable and useful than a simple "print screen" is a terrific 3rd-party product named FULLSHOT.

I've been using it for what now seems like decades, as it evolved over time to what it is today.

Couldn't live without it. Never ever used "print screen" key or similar because those methods simply don't provide all of the selective features I need.
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12 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use a freebie called Greenshot. There are lots of options with it, and you can do a print-screen with a mouse-click.
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12 Oct 2013   #6

Windows XP SP3 32bit / Win7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

I've been using a free version of a program called Gadwin PrintScreen for years. You can select any of the normal F1 to F12 functions keys as the hot key alone (preferable for OP), or with also pressing CTRL or the Shift key with the selected function key. And of course the printscreen key. The free version offers a number of features to save in a number of formats and also allows date/time stamping with color selection and transparency. Also you can select the area to capture. The paid version adds editing/tagging of files.
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13 Oct 2013   #7
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spencer1 View Post
I use a freebie called Greenshot. There are lots of options with it, and you can do a print-screen with a mouse-click.
Thanks for the tip, this one proves useful to me. Am appreciating these sourceforge programs.
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14 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spencer1 View Post
I use a freebie called Greenshot. There are lots of options with it, and you can do a print-screen with a mouse-click.
Thanks for the tip, this one proves useful to me. Am appreciating these sourceforge programs.

Sorry for the confusion.

What I wanted to say is that some functions on buttons are reached directly (which are located on top) while others (which are located below) need the “fn” to be reached.

There should be some setting on the keyboard by which this setting cab be switched such that functions which are located below are reached directly while functions on top need to press the “fn”

For example, in the keyboard of the HP I have previously attached, “page up” and “pause” are put in the same button. What if I need to let “pause” reached directly while “page up” needs “fn”?

Thank you

Best

Jamal
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14 Oct 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have a search for a key mapper that will allow you to swap keys around.
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14 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
have a search for a key mapper that will allow you to swap keys around.

Thank you boohbah for the help,

I had a look on the “key mapper” on the web but couldn’t find how to do what I’m looking for.

Please, have a look on the attached screenshots. All what I need is have the lower functions reached directly without pressing “fn’

My keyboard is “HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation”

Best

Jamal


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