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How to Activate the Print Screen Key

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November 16, 2009 7:33:48 PM

How can I activate the Print Screen Key?
November 16, 2009 8:07:12 PM

The Print Screen key does not require activation. A program like Windows Paint is required to use Print Screen.
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November 16, 2009 8:10:46 PM

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.
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November 16, 2009 8:19:25 PM

I was thinking OP was pressing the Print Screen key expecting something to happen automatically.
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November 16, 2009 8:42:06 PM

Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert.
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November 16, 2009 9:07:31 PM

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?
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November 16, 2009 9:09:20 PM

Press Print screen. Open Word or Windows Paint. Right click or insert. The image should appear.
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November 16, 2009 9:31:59 PM

That worked. Thanks
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November 16, 2009 9:38:21 PM

DianeP said:
That worked. Thanks


Your welcome.
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January 17, 2013 3:25:56 PM

[Worked for me too
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January 17, 2013 4:55:52 PM

Just remember:

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