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Removing clpbrd pasting when you hit printscreen key

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by brookdale, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. brookdale

    brookdale Thread Starter

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    When I hit the printscrn key on the keyboard to print out the contents displayed on the screen, nothing happened. I noticed when I did just that, the HD would make a quiet sound of writing to the disk.

    It appeared that everytime I attempted to printscrn, a copy of the image on the screen is being pasted to the system's clipboard. How can I get it to print instead of paste? And how can I reverse the function?

    Your help is appreciated. Thank You.
     
  2. slipe

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    Just open Word or an image editor and select “paste”. You can print it then.
     
  3. slipe

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    Great – the freeware version of PrintKey 2000 is still online. It is now shareware, but the old freeware works fine. You can print directly from the PrintKey program with lots of options. You can also put a rectangle around just what you want to print. It will expand it to full page or print the selection any size you want. http://www.freewareweb.com/graphics2.html

    Irfanview will also let you capture screen images and print directly. It isn’t as versatile as PrintKey for that but it is great for all kinds of other stuff: www.irfanview.com
     
  4. brookdale

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    Thanks Slipe

    I know about the pasting it to a word editor and then printing. I want to skip the extra step. I want to print directly to the printer using the PRINTSCRN key without having to open the editor and pasting, then printing.

    I have users that use applications that need to print the contents of what is on the screen. The printscrn function works for some users but not for others. Even if I assign the printscrn function thru the application, the printscrn still doesn't work. I believe it's a Windows function. I want to learn how to remove that function and how to restore it when necessary.

    Any help will be appreciated
     
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