"When I press the "prt scr" button on my keyboard in order to take a screen picture I try to paste it into a program in order to save it so I can send it to my friends but nothing gets pasted. I have tried to use MS Paint, Photosohp Elements 2, and GIMP 2.2 but nothing works. I'm beginning to wonder if the print screen is even capturing anything. Is there anyway to tell. I've installed the keyboard's (Logitech wireless) software if that makes a difference. Thanks."
UPDATE: I downloaded a copy of the freeware application "Screenshot Captor" and in the preferences there's a section that allows you to reassign the keys used to take the various screenshots. When I press the "prt scr" button on the keyboard the application reports the button reports it as a scroll lock button. In addition, neither the scroll lock nor the pause break buttons are responsive. I'm thinking, at this time, that there might be something wrong with the keyboard. Is there anyone that might either shed some light on this or be able to verify that the keyboard, and not the software, is to blame.
On my keyboard it is actually shift+print screen. I use this all the time at work to copy screens containing information that I paste into Lotus Notes then e-mail. We use Windows 2000 as our OS at work.
I just tried doing a print screen of Excel and pasted it into Word. Worked like a charm and I'm using XP here at home.
You can also try CTRL+Print Sreen, to see if that works (captures active window only, so have a program open.) If that doesn't work, I would agree it probably a problem with your Logitech software not recognizing the print screen key.
Correct the MS ones have the f-lock key due to the additional functions. I have seen them on many different KB by different manufacturers (under different names). Turning that key on will turn off some of the additional "features" of said KB and restore their normal functions.
No need to use third party applications for screen capture.