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Windows 7: Black screenshots in games

02 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit
Black screenshots in games

When I take a screenshot with print screen, in a game, and then minimize to open up paint and to paste, I get a screenshot of my Desktop, instead of my game.

Goolging around told me to disable desktop composition, so I did that, and now when I print screen, I get just black:

Why? I never had this problem in Vista or XP.

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02 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Use the in game screen shot button not "Print Screen".
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02 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit

in game screen shot buttons do not work in the menus, at least not for team fortress 2.
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