ALT + Print Screen Not Working?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by greggustin, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    yes = print screen does whole screen
    "alt" prs used to do just the APP in focus
    then re-fornat
    now - not work
    why?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Thread title edited.

    Please slow down when you are trying to explain your problem. Please be more complete with your details. I had to read your post four times and I'm still not sure if I understand the problem.

    Print Screen takes a snapshot of the entire viewing area.
    ALT + Print Screen takes a snapshot of the active window.

    This functionality is built into the OS and should work without issue.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I know you said it worked before, but the only thing that makes sense is your ALT key may not be functioning properly.

    Try doing CTRL + ALT + DEL and see if you get the normal response.
     
  4. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    sorry
    but yes - u got it right
    since rebuild
    alt + print does NOT put an image into clipboard
    (ctl +_ alt + del_ still ok)

    an dIuse that feature alot
    now I am stuck taking whole screen and cropping
    hmmm
    perhaps video drivers????
     
  5. madmatt

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    Are your video drivers all up-to-date?
     
  6. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    well
    yes
    have new x1800 xl
    and removed ati drivers and used:
    omega (supposed to have more options and better for gaming)
    guess I will live with it this way
    maybe get some screen shot prgm
    at least then I can have more than 1 image in clipboard
    thought maybe I did some option wrong in XP

    thanks all
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I could be wrong, but what do video drivers have to do with it?

    ALT + Print Scrn is a windows command, which is built into the OS and doesn't utilize the Video Driver.

    Alternatively, I can vouch for SnagIt, product is amazing :)