08-03-2012 02:27 PM
I have the Toshiba Satellite C6550-S5300 laptop computer and I am trying to take a screen shot. Does anyone know the keys or "F" button to press? I thought it was CTRL + PRTSC.
08-03-2012 03:07 PM - edited 08-03-2012 03:10 PM
Mark, although you have posted in the All-In-One Computer Forum with an incorrect Model number, I assume you mean C655D-S5300. Press FN+PRTSC for the whole screen and FN+ALT+PRTSC for the active window. If you are using an external keyboard, substitute CTRL for FN.
08-03-2012 03:09 PM
I thought it was CTRL + PRTSC.
Mark, PrtSc alone will copy the screen to your clipboard. Alt + PrtSc will copy just the active window to the clipboard.
Then you'll need to paste the picture into an image-compliant application, like Paint (mspaint.exe) or Word (winword.exe), and use Save As on its File menu to create an image file.
You can capture any portion of the screen using the Snipping Tool (snippingtool.exe).
I have a shortcut to it and have made a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Del +S) to bring it up.
08-03-2012 03:15 PM
Just barely!!! BTW, PRTSC alone on the Toshiba keyboard will get you nothing. On the external keyboard, it works your way.
08-03-2012 03:22 PM
You lost me, Jerry.
08-03-2012 03:32 PM
Laptops have many keys with multiple meanings.
I'm using a Lenovo with PrtSc and SysRq on the same key. It requires Fn to reach SysRq.
Next to me there is a Compaq with Insert and PrtSc on the same key. That one requires Fn to reach PrtSc.
The situation is clearly indicated on the key.
It's up to the operator to know the difference.
08-03-2012 04:32 PM - edited 08-03-2012 04:34 PM
On my Toshibas, the PRTSC is shared with END above (no idea what that does). HOME (above) and SYSRQ (below) share the key next door. No idea what SYSRQ does. On the external keyboards I have here, Print Screen is a separate key all by itself and, of course, there is no FN key. Whatever happened to standardization?
08-03-2012 04:59 PM
Whatever happened to standardization?
That's the point. There is no standardization for these keys on laptops. Not even for one OEM. On some of our Compaqs, there's no need to press the Fn key for PrtSc.
BTW, the reason it's called Print Screen is that it really did send what's on the screen to the printer. That was prior to the advent of the GUI (Windows).
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