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Print Screen using Vista

#1
This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen" work
on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt..... Still
seeking the resolution.
 
M
#2
this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -

its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
clipboard to be pasted anywhere.

Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
button'

Miro

"n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

> This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
> work
> on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
> Still
> seeking the resolution.
 
M

Mark Salsbery [MVP]

#3
"n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

> This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
> work
> on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
> Still
> seeking the resolution.
Ctl-PrtScn gets the entire desktop
Alt-PrtScn gets the active top-level window

Some keyboards (like mine) you need to turn FLock off to get at the PrtScn.

Mark

--
Mark Salsbery
Microsoft MVP - Visual C++
 
#4
wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
couldn't find it either.

thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

"Miro" wrote:

> this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
>
> its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
> clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
>
> Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
> Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
> button'
>
> Miro
>
> "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

> > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
> > work
> > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
> > Still
> > seeking the resolution.
>
>
 

locoeng

Flim-Flam Man
Vista Guru
#5
wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
couldn't find it either.

thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

"Miro" wrote:

> this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
>
> its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
> clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
>
> Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
> Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
> button'
>
> Miro
>
> "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

> > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
> > work
> > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
> > Still
> > seeking the resolution.
>
>
Here ya go ~ http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/148532-how-use-snipping-tool-vista.html
 

SIW2

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#6
wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
couldn't find it either.

thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

"Miro" wrote:

> this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
>
> its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
> clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
>
> Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
> Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
> button'
>
> Miro
>
> "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

> > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
> > work
> > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
> > Still
> > seeking the resolution.
>
>

Hi,

You need Tablet PC installed to get the Snipping Tool. Don't think you get it in Home Basic.

If you have one of the other editions, ControlPanel>Uninstall a Program and on the left of that window, Turn Windows features on or off.

Faststone Capture53 is an excellent free screen capture app.

FastStone Capture 5.3 - eSnips, share anything

Hope it helps

SIW2