Print Screen

  AFoxyLady 18:16 08 Nov 2005

I have a brand new laptop an HP Pavilion zd8000. In the past whenever I wanted to do a help file and copy screen prints, I would press alt and print screen button, and hey presto, ctrl + v and the active image would appear. On my new laptop, I have a print screen button, which is also anotaed as home, but when I use it on its own, or with the alt button, there is nothing to paste.

I need a simple solution.... Any pointers gratefully received.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:21 08 Nov 2005


control + print screen

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:22 08 Nov 2005

To make a copy of the active window, press ALT+PRINT SCREEN. To copy the entire screen as it appears on your monitor, press PRINT SCREEN. Right click a word document and select paste. You may wish to consider MW Snap which is free and IMHO much better...... click here


  AFoxyLady 18:24 08 Nov 2005

Nope - control and print screen does nothing, alt and print screen does nothing, and print screen on its own does nothing!! I know it must be something simple, like maybe the keyboard set up, but it is darn frustrating.

  Skyver 18:30 08 Nov 2005

Do you have multiple legends on each key, or an F-Lock key that enables/disables Function keys?
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  AFoxyLady 18:39 08 Nov 2005

Yes - the keys do have multiple legends. The print screen key is also the home button. End = sys rq, pg up = pause, pg dn = break, and all the F keys also have blue symbols on them for shortcuts. There must be a key to unlock them - but what and where is it!! Computers.... and their owners!

  ACOLYTE 18:49 08 Nov 2005

Have you tried the Fn key and print screen?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:26 08 Nov 2005

After alt+print screen are you opening a word document and right clicking-paste?


  AFoxyLady 19:28 08 Nov 2005

Thanks for all your help and advice. New computers don't come with manuals - they come with books on a disk, which are not so user friendly. I have sussed it out. There is a fn key and pressing that at the same time gives me the second function. Sorted at last. Many thanks for all offers of help.

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