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jvk_107
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F-Keys, print screen

How do I use print screen and the rest of the F keys when I play a game? I can't print screen at all. When I hit prtsc it just goes to the bottom of the screen. HELP

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

If you post here again, please give your COMPLETE model info as in my examples below. As far as PRTSC goes, normally FN+PRTSC will do the job.

 

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

It would be quite helpful if you read your User's Guide. I've answered the Print Screen question for you but you will find the instruction on page 75 of the User's Guide.  Go to page 119 and read about "System Settings". Then click on the Keyboard sub-category under Settings to change the way the Function Keys (F1 thru F12) operate.

 

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

So I still have to press the FN key even when I'm in game?

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

You have a choice if you go where I directed you! See THIS THREAD with pictures.  Maybe that will help.

 

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

You don't have to be rude about it.

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

I keep reading on different sites about windows 8, how do I make it print screen and automatically go into my pictures folder?

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

Print Screen copies the screen to the clipboard. You can then paste that where you want it (for example, Paint) and Save As where you want to save it. AFAIK, there is no other way to handle  the Print Screen command.

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

Then how come I keep seeing on alot of different sites that a new feature on windows 8 that they automatically go to pictures folder?

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

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I don't have Windows 8 so can't experiment. Perhaps those  who say it can be done will tell you how.

 

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Peter
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

If you hold the Windows key and press the Print Screen button on your keyboard, Windows will automatically save a screenshot in your \My Pictures\Screenshots\ folder. When it takes the screenshot, the screen will dim for a moment.

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cbwilsha
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

Thank you very much, Peter.  That's the first I've heard of that feature.

 

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jvk_107
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Re: F-Keys, print screen

I have to press FN, the windows button and print screen at the same time for it to work for me but TYVM for your help. ::smileyhappy: