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Windows 7: Change print-screen key action

06 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit version 6.1 build 7600
Change print-screen key action

Hello all,
Is it possible to set the print screen button to run an application/command rather than its current action of capturing desktop and putting the image data in the clipboard?


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06 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

Check out this site for free Hotkey scripting language AutoHotkey or AHK
Index page • AutoHotkey Community

I recommend AutoHotkey_L variant as it has enhanced features.

They are free and there is a forum to ask for help.

What you want to do would be extremely easy in AHK. See the script below:

  run, notepad.exe ; change notepad to whatever program you want
When you run the program it sits in the task tray. As soon as you close it, the normal PrintScreen function returns.
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