Very print screen button

  herc182 10:58 20 Oct 2008

Dear all,

My printscreen button does not work. If I press it the print dialog comes up. i want to take a screen shot of my computer desktop.

What am i missing?

Alt+prtsc does nothing either.

Can anyone help?


  tims31 11:33 20 Oct 2008

Are you using Ctrl+Print screen? and then pasting into another programme? If you open Word or similar then go to the screen you are trying to capture and press Ctrl+print screen and then go back to word and paste that should work.

  herc182 11:56 20 Oct 2008

thanks everyone. The print screen button ALWAYS takes me to the print dialog box.

Fastone looks perfect but its not free. IS there a free version? Cant find version 5.3


  Stokey 12:00 20 Oct 2008

click here

Holds 25 screengrabs, great little program!

  Technotiger 12:25 20 Oct 2008

FastStone is Free and it is brilliant!

  herc182 13:21 20 Oct 2008


whenever I click that link it takes me to version 6.3...

Am I being stupid here?!


  ambra4 13:28 20 Oct 2008

FastStone Capture 5.3 download

click here

  herc182 13:41 20 Oct 2008

thanks ambra4.

downloaded it now :-)

Thanks everyone

  DieSse 13:42 20 Oct 2008

OR - I use free MWSnap. Works great for me, and in use constantly.

click here

  tonyq 13:55 20 Oct 2008

You don't say what your O.S is,if it is Vista you can use the "Snipping Tool" which can be found in Programmes/Accessories.
It's great.

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