Windows 10: "Print Screen" quit working

  1.    24 Nov 2017 #1

    "Print Screen" quit working

    I have Windows 10 Home. Recently, my "Print Screen" quit working.

    I click on the Windows icon (bottom row, 3rd from left) and "prt sc" at the same time and the screen gets darker like it always did when it worked, but nothing shows up anywhere on my PC.

    Any ideas on how to fix the problem?

    Thank you
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,698
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       24 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi Jimmie.

    Not sure what you mean, it doesn't show up anywhere on PC.

    Have you tried pasting the clipboard contents into paint, a word processor or other graphical software. (an email).

    Does alt + Print screen give you the window that is in focus (active)? Can you paste it into paint?
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  3. Posts : 1,891
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       24 Nov 2017 #3

    I don't use that feature.

    However, for me, it saves into pictures/screenshots. I suppose that you've already looked there?

    I have no idea how the default location could have been changed, if that has anything to do with your problem.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       25 Nov 2017 #4

    Just hit the Alt Print Screen or Ctrl V. Windows Key and Print Screen has never been used together.
    Last edited by bro67; 25 Nov 2017 at 11:16.
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  5.    25 Nov 2017 #5


    I use a very well known software called LightShot, you can download it from here:

    Has tons of features and I definitely recommend it.
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  6.    25 Nov 2017 #6

    Once you hold down the Win key +Print Screen key, it saves it to the Clipboard, now open up Paint or your favorite photo editor go to the toolbar or Edit and Choose Paste,your screen shot will be pasted into the editor.
    If you don't want the whole screen you can also hold down the Alt key+Print Screen.
    However the Snipping Tool is very easy to use and has a lot more bells and whistles.
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