Print Screen button(PrntScr) is one of the most used daily life key on keyboard.It is used to take a screenshot of your desktop to later analyse it for errors on Windows and other operating systems. It can also be helpful when saving a webpage snapshot as a record.I usually prefer windows and encountered malfunctioning of print screen key but later by surfing I gathered bit bit information and solved my problem which was off course not malfunctioning of key.It took some time but finally I did it.To you readers,it will be very easy to resolve the problem if you follow my methods.
So,following are some points you should check if your print screen key is not working.(NOTE:Try and check each method after using it.)
1) F Lock should be turned off
A special key is devoted by keyboard manufacturers to handle F Lock function introduced by Microsoft for alternate application based tasks to the function keys(F1-F12). Activation F lock function may create hinderance for print screen key.So,just turn it off.
2)Screen shot of current window
Sometime your current window is to be screenshot-ed but you only press prntscr button.It will surely not work.You have to press ctrl+Prntscr
3)Install some screenshot takers
It is possible that your keyboard print screen key is damaged internally.So to overcome this problem just download some software which are very easy to install and less complicated as well.
Screenshot Captor: http://download.cnet.com/Screenshot-Captor/3000-20432_4-10433616.html
Screen Grab Pro: http://download.cnet.com/Screen-Grab-Pro/3000-2192_4-10068383.html
This freeware utility can easily get screenshots for you. This is not really a fix of the print screen problem, but an alternative that can save time for you.
4)Alternative way:Snipping tool
Windows provide a special tool which can act as alternative if print screen butoon is not working on Windows.Go to All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool.Using this program which is a special tool developed by Microsoft, you can take screenshots of whole or part of the desktop. It lets you crop certain parts when taking a screenshot.
5)Restart the Computer
Hardware of your system may be under some heavy or complicated processes resulting blocking of print screen key signal.So just restart your system.
Apply all the above methods.I am sure your problem will be rectified in no time.If you get the same error again and are not able to solve just contact us by commenting or emailing.
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