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Default Using Print Screen button - 08-22-2010, 03:19 PM

As a newbie to windows based computers I think I'm just missing one keystroke or something.

I looked up how to do a screen capture and it says to hit Alt/Print Screen in order to get just the window and print screen alone to get the whole screen. I can't seem to just get the window - every time I try it the whole screen shows up when I paste into paint.

If this is a windows xp issue I'm sorry to have posted it in the wrong place. (I am following the instructions on the microsoft windows xp page for take a screen shot. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...creenshot.mspx )

Many thanks!
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Default 08-23-2010, 05:33 PM

Hmm. You're holding Alt, then hitting PrntScrn, then releasing them? I dunno.


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Default 08-23-2010, 05:45 PM

yeah. I've done it over and over and it still only gives me the entire screen.... Is there some setting I need to make? Wierd, I think. BTW this is a 10v
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Default 08-23-2010, 07:39 PM

try Ctrl-Alt-Print Scrn. Works for me.
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Default 08-23-2010, 07:55 PM

darn it, no! can't get it with any combination shift, alt, ctrl....
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Default 08-23-2010, 08:40 PM

Does your Alt key work?


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Default 08-24-2010, 12:53 AM

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Does your Alt key work?
I wonder - how would I know that?
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Default 08-24-2010, 12:06 PM

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I wonder - how would I know that?
Hit "Alt-F4". If your current Window closes , it works.


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Default 08-26-2010, 04:32 PM

It doesn't! It just makes the screen darker. Is there anything I can do about it? (Neither one works.)
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Default 08-26-2010, 05:22 PM

Try "Alt+Fn+F4" instead to close the current window.

Your function keys are defaulting to their "multimedia" functions, not F1, F2, etc. The default can be set in the BIOS. The non-default is accessed by holding "Fn".


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