print screen button won't work
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:10 PM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:18 PM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:48 PM
Paint should work as normal, but you have to bring focus to each window when you press Print Screen then go to Paint and press Ctrl+V. I even opened Paint after doing the Print Screen so that didn't matter either. Image was in the Clipboard.
In Photoshop, you must open a new image (File>New) and set the size that you want it before you can paste (Ctrl+V) into Photoshop. Be sure to give a name to your image.
If you want to ensure your Clipboard (Now Clipboard Viewer in XP) is cleared, follow these steps:
a) Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
b) Then click on Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
c) Locate the white area of the screen next to the word Open: in the Run Menu.
d) Now type in the abbreviated word Clipbrd and click on the OK button to launch the Program.
e) Notice how the Clipboard contains a record of your recent copy and paste inputs.
f) To empty your Clipboard, click on the word Edit located within your top tool bar area.
g) Then click on the word Delete from the pull down menu that appears.
h) Windows will ask you if you want to Clear the contents of the Clipboard.
i) Click on the Yes button to allow Windows to clear the Clipboard.
j) Notice how your former imputed information is now cleared from the Clipboard.
k) Then close the Clipbook Viewer Window to return to your Windows session.
Microsoft Word and Clipboard
Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:32 PM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:16 AM
I too was searching for an answer, help or support to solve this same frustrating problem.
I must have spent hours doing Google searches, Microsoft FAQ, going into forums and nobody had the correct solution. It became so frustrating, when it was working all other times, then suddenly it didn't work. So I just had to figure out why it wasn't working this time.
Luckily it was one simple thing. Its the "F Lock" Key !
How simple can it get ? All you need to do is press the F Lock key once and the "PrtScn" button function will copy whatever is on your computer screen.
The "F Lock" Key is a toggle button, meaning it works as an On/Off button.
So if you've been tearing your hair out because this Print Screen button won't work, give it a try right now, press that F Lock key, then press PrtScn key, go to where you want to place your copy of the computer screen, either use your keys Ctrl V or the Paste function in the Edit menu, and I assure you it will now work !
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