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So this has been going on for the past... 2 weeks now and I am about to pull my hair out trying to get this to work. For the life of my I can't seem to get the Print Screen Button to actually capture anything on the screen. I've tried a game in full screen, windowed and even just the plain desktop. I have also tried pasting it to paint, paint.net and adobe photoshop, all of them are saying no image on clipboard.

The Print Screen button works as it's alternate function when holding down my FN key brings up the context menu(like right clicking a mouse). So I know there isn't a problem with the button not working, does anyone have any idea as to why this won't let me take a simple screen capture of anything?
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Mine doesn't work either for some reason.
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I don't know how to use mine either/won't work.
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post #4 of 17
Try Ctrl + Prt Scr.
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Some require the use of a function key while you press PRINTSCREEN. And I don't think you can take a screenshot with a game window active using print screen, try using FRAPS to take a screenshot or some other software like that....

Hope this helps!

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post #6 of 17
use ctrl+print screen to capture the full desktop image and use alt+print screen to capture just the currently selected window.
Then go into paint or any other picture edit program and use the paste option
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Originally Posted by TLCH723 View Post
Try Ctrl + Prt Scr.
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Yeah PrtScr requires Ctrl or Alt to be useful for anything really. Some games bind the screenshot key to just PrtScr, but I rarely use it anyway (I just use Jing for all of my screenshots I need to take of my desktop).
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I should have mentioned that I have tried both the above methods of alt+print screen as well as ctrl+print screen to no avail. In all the other thread from other sites I have found they said the same thing to use ctrl or alt+ print screen.

The thing is, any of the above methods I mentioned above worked perfectly fine, I am an avid photoshop user so I know how this stuff works. I am constantly screen capturing things. Whats really weird is xfire screen capture works fine as well as the snipping tool.
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I should have mentioned that I have tried both the above methods of alt+print screen as well as ctrl+print screen to no avail. In all the other thread from other sites I have found they said the same thing to use ctrl or alt+ print screen.

The thing is, any of the above methods I mentioned above worked perfectly fine, I am an avid photoshop user so I know how this stuff works. I am constantly screen capturing things. Whats really weird is xfire screen capture works fine as well as the snipping tool.
Mine works

I just push "Prt Scr" and then paste in paint!

So why yours has stopped IDK
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