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Windows 7: Print Screen error

05 Jan 2012   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Print Screen error

Hi Folks,
When I pressed PrtSc (Print Screen) on the keyboard, open Paint, paste and save as... the pictures are shrunk for some reason. Images.zip




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05 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

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You have got the paint window extremely large Nothing serious ! You may fix it using two of the alternatives !!

First, slide the both horizontal and vertical sliders of the paint window to to bottom right ...
Print Screen error-1.jpg
Until you see the small white dot at the bottom right corner
Print Screen error-2.jpg
Click on the white dot, drag insige towards top left, until it is small enough like this one ...
Print Screen error-3.jpg

Alternatively, after pasting the screen in the paint window, just press the crop button
Print Screen error-4.jpg

Hope it works


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05 Jan 2012   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
You have got the paint window extremely large Nothing serious ! You may fix it using two of the alternatives !!

First, slide the both horizontal and vertical sliders of the paint window to to bottom right ...
Attachment 191642
Until you see the small white dot at the bottom right corner
Attachment 191643
Click on the white dot, drag insige towards top left, until it is small enough like this one ...
Attachment 191644

Alternatively, after pasting the screen in the paint window, just press the crop button

Hope it works
This is what it does on my 'Desktop' PC. Desktop.zip


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05 Jan 2012   #4
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post


This is what it does on my 'Desktop' PC. Attachment 191647
So the trick worked for you ?
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05 Jan 2012   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post


This is what it does on my 'Desktop' PC. Attachment 191647
So the trick worked for you ?
Wrong. The first ones were on my Laptop second one on my desktop pc.
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05 Jan 2012   #6
Qdos

 

Since your screen resolution is 1600 x 900 and your 'desktop' screenshot is 1360 x 768 are you sure you haven't mixed up your desktop capture with a netbook/laptop capture? Or are you also pressing Alt at the same time as you hit PrtSc perhaps?
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05 Jan 2012   #7
Arc

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After you posted this,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Wrong. The first ones were on my Laptop second one on my desktop pc.
I tried myself a few times with increasing the canvas area, the crop button removed the white extra space everytime. Dont know why it is not working for you.

I'd suggest you to do it again. Press printscreen button, open paint and click on paste, and then click crop, while the selection around the paste area is active.
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05 Jan 2012   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...or, as a workaround, use the snipping tool instead for screenies.
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05 Jan 2012   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Thanks for all replies. I still don't know what caused my problem, but managed to fix it by opening 'Paint' without anything showing then clicked File > properties and default button.

Print Screen error-3.jpg

Case closed.


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