print screen feature



RM
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
cannot "print screen" in xp

V Green
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
cannot "print screen" in ANY version of Windows.

All that "print screen" does is send a copy of the current
desktop to Clipboard, from which you can paste it into
some other app that can handle bitmap images, and then print from there.

"RM" <RM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> cannot "print screen" in xp

John
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
RM wrote:

> cannot "print screen" in xp

Print Screen sends the desktop to the clipboard as a graphics object.
Open MS Paint or a similar program and do a 'paste'.

John

AndrewMead
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
'Alt' + Print Screen sends the active window only - very useful if you don't
want all the screen!

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
In news:E0EE80C3-3469-4DCE-9C9C-8CA0FBFCD3D9@microsoft.com,
RM <RM@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> cannot "print screen" in xp


Back in the days of DOS, the PrintScrn key used to print the
screen. But in all versions of Windows, this works differently,
and the name of the key is now an anachronism.



To use the key, press it to capture an image of the entire
screen, or press alt-PrintScrn to capture an image of the active
window. Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard.
Once it's in the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any
application that supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics
programs, even your favorite word processor). You can edit or add
to the image as you wish, then print it.



This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing
it is an improvement over the original DOS method of just
printing it. But if you'd like that old facility back, there are
several third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this,
such as PrintKey2000
(http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm).


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Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
RM wrote:
> cannot "print screen" in xp


What happens when you try, and how are you trying to do it?

Pressing the <PrtScn> key copies the entire display to the
clipboard. Pressing <ALT>+<PrtScn> copies only the active Window to
the clipboard (iow, into RAM). To view the screen capture, open a
graphics program, such as MS Paint, and press <CTRL>+V. This will
paste the contents of the clipboard (your screenshot) into the open
file, and allow you to view it or save it as a file for later use.

How to Capture Screen Shots in Windows Using the Print Screen Key
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;173884


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