Windows 10: Print Screen Button Solved

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  1. Nuccii's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
       12 Jun 2018 #1

    Print Screen Button


    Has Microsoft turned off the functionality of the one touch Print Screen Key ? The snipping tool is great but at times an immediate screen shot is required. It has not worked for 3 weeks now on two different keyboards.
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  2.    12 Jun 2018 #2

    If you have it set up, Print Screen button does work, just all your print screens are saved to the Microsoft Cloud
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  3.    12 Jun 2018 #3

    It's never been a one touch key.....you have to press the windows key + print screen key.
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  4.    12 Jun 2018 #4

    theelemntal said: View Post
    If you have it set up, Print Screen button does work, just all your print screens are saved to the Microsoft Cloud
    There's a folder created in you pictures folder called "screen shots"....that's where all the print screen pictures are located.
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  5. Nuccii's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
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       12 Jun 2018 #5

    Until 3 weeks ago you could press the Print Screen key only and it would store to the cloud but now will not.

    Pressing the windows key + print screen key makes the screen for an instant and does nothing.
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  6. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       12 Jun 2018 #6

    Nuccii,

    "Pressing the windows key + print screen key" should, as @Plankton wrote, save a file in a subfolder of your Pictures folder. The subfolder is called Screenshots and is created the first time you use this key combination. Is there anything in yours?

    The print screen key, when used on its own, does not create any file but should save the image to the clipboard for you to paste into a file using a graphics application such as Paint. Does that not work for you? If your PrntScrn key behaved differently then I think you must have had a 3rd party utility installed to change its behaviour so your current problem might be that that utility has stopped working.

    Files only get saved to the cloud if you have set your computer up to use a service such as OneDrive. If you have recently stopped using OneDrive or have reconfigured its use then that might account for your recent change in behaviour. If you explain what you have been / not been using and what recent changes have taken place somebody who understands OneDrive should be able to help you with the changeover.

    It will probably also help with diagnosis if you check a particular entry in the Registry.
    1 Run RegEdit [C:\Windows\System32\regedt32.exe]
    2 Enter this in its address bar HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
    3 Look in the lines with unintelligible strings for the one labelled {B7BEDE81-DF94-4682-A7D8-57A52620B86F} - just look for the last few digits as it is the only one that ends in B86F
    4 What is the entry in the 'Data' column for that line?
    5 You should then close RegEdit so you do not accidentally change anything.

    There is further information about the subject of screenshots in the tutorial article Take a screenshot - TenForums

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 12 Jun 2018 at 23:52.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       12 Jun 2018 #7

    The print screen key, when used on its own, does not create any file but should save the image to the clipboard for you to paste into a file using a graphics application such as Paint.
    That's exactly how it works on all my computers but anything in the Clipboard can be pasted into many programs, not just Paint. Whether the program can handle the information is a different issue. I use PrntScrn to put images in forums such as this one. Some Notebooks such as the Dell Vostro 1510 I'm on now require the Fn plus another F key such as F11 to do the same work as the PrntScrn key on a desktop keyboard. I am getting more familiar with the Snipping Tool as a snip can be pasted directly, to that end I have Pinned the Snipping Tool to the Taskbar.
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  8.    12 Jun 2018 #8

    Pressing the windows key + print screen key makes the screen for an instant and does nothing.
    Yes it does....read post 4 and the first paragraph in post 6.
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  9.    13 Jun 2018 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    Some Notebooks such as the Dell Vostro 1510 I'm on now require the Fn plus another F key such as F11 to do the same work as the PrntScrn key on a desktop keyboard.
    In several laptops of hp, this is the default behavior. You must press Fn + PrintScreen to copy the current image of your desktop to the clipboard, or Alt + Fn + PrintScreen to copy the window with the focus. You can change that behavior, (i.e omit the Fn key) in the BIOS.
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  10. Posts : 123
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1809 (OS Build: 17763.55)
       13 Jun 2018 #10

    Berton said: View Post
    . . .the Snipping Tool as a snip can be pasted directly, to that end I have Pinned the Snipping Tool to the Taskbar.
    Yup, same here. . . .

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    Firefox also has a screen grab tool. . . it seems a bit awkward to me, though.

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