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Windows 7: Printscreen windows 7 pro.

14 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro64
Printscreen windows 7 pro.

Any idea why my printscreen option would not be working. When i push the printscreen butoon and then go to paste in paint, the paste button is shaded and only paste from is available to select. But i have no idea where the image saves on the pc when u push the prntscrn button. Anyone know what the deal is?

Disregard- remove post. I found out the issue.

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14 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

Make sure you are hitting the pre-req buttons. I know some laptops require you to hit a FN key etc etc.

Screenshot with Paint
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14 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Use Irfanview instead of Paint IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
You'll know where to find image next time.
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14 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit

Use the snippet tool thats built into Windows 7. You can access this by typing snip in the search box.
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29 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Well, you just answered my question.

I just bought a laptop and when the Print Screen didn't work I contacted HP. They replied and told me I had to use the FN key in conjunction the Print Screen key for a screen shot.

I never had to do that before and wanted to know if that was normal.

So is this a Windows 7 issue or a laptop quirk?
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29 Jan 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vegaspat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is a common laptop keyboard issue/requirement instead of Windows 7 to have to press the FN key to use that function on the keyboard. That's all. :)
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29 Jan 2010   #7

W7 Pro 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raf051888 View Post
Use the snippet tool thats built into Windows 7. You can access this by typing snip in the search box.
I spend so much time making screen shots & doing Captivate work!!!
This is a lifesaver !
Thanks for the tip!
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 Printscreen windows 7 pro.

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