How to Activate the Print Screen Key

How can I activate the Print Screen Key?
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  1. The Print Screen key does not require activation. A program like Windows Paint is required to use Print Screen.
  2. When you use the print screen key, you take a screenshot and you have that on your clipboard, you can open something like a word document and then paste it.

    Or use paint if you need to edit it.
  3. I was thinking OP was pressing the Print Screen key expecting something to happen automatically.
  4. Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert.
  5. aford10 said:
    Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert.

    I tried this and it did not work. I used word. Any suggestions?
  6. Press Print screen. Open Word or Windows Paint. Right click or insert. The image should appear.
  7. That worked. Thanks
  8. DianeP said:
    That worked. Thanks


    Your welcome.
  9. [Worked for me too
  10. Just remember:

    Print Screen = Whole screen capture
    <alt>Print Screen = Active window capture
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