View Full Version : A Windows-7 Question

09-26-2012, 09:25 PM
My new laptop has Windows-7.

My old laptop had Vista.

On Vista, I could <ctrl><Prtscreen> to do a screenshot and save it on the clipboard to paste to a different document.

With Windows-7, this does not work.

How do I take a screen shot for use in a different document with Windows-7????

Thanks in advance.

09-26-2012, 09:45 PM
BTW....I've tried:







All any of these command do is send the screen to the bottom of the current page.

09-26-2012, 10:19 PM
I use Snag-It on XP.
If 7 won't do it at all, I know there are other, free, screen shot programs out there. I use Snag-It as it came with the last computer, and I had the license code.


09-27-2012, 05:13 AM
I didn't think anything changed. I use the print-screen button sometimes and it works fine. You can also use the "snipping tool" (start>programs>accessories>snipping-tool) to clip out sections and save them directly to a file.

Directions for both methods are here (https://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows).

09-27-2012, 05:34 AM
Nial has it (and is up earlier than me this AM :savewave: ). Win-7 is "improved" with the snip tool.

09-27-2012, 07:39 AM
All any of these command do is send the screen to the bottom of the current page.

What keyboard are you using? A conventional keyboard shouldn't do that, but one that combines the print-screen key with another function might require you to also use an "Fn" key (or something similar).

09-27-2012, 07:45 AM
So Rick ... are you saying that when you use the PrintScreen key in Windows 7, it doesn't copy the screen? and you can't paste (insert) into a new page?


09-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Probelm solved! It is: <alt><FN><prntscr> !!!!!!!!!!!

My old laptop did not require the use of the <FN> key.

09-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Scott changed his Avatar

09-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Awhile ago! :smile:

09-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Look....a squirrel!