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  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Would be possible if my PrtScr button would work.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wolfgang,

    That stinks. Does it work while on the desktop, or just not at all anymore?
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    It does not work on any of my desktops. I think it is my Special German Scrollball Keyboards which I use on both desktops. No Problem on the laptops. But those I rarely use.

    Maybe I should dig out the wired Keyboard that came with the box. But I hate that thing and the mouse that goes with it.
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  4. #14



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Hi Wolfgang,

    What is the make and model number of the keyboard?
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Hi Wolfgang,

    What is the make and model number of the keyboard?
    This is it: RF Wireless Keyboard with Optical Trackball
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  6. #16



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Any chance of a clear pic of the keyboard? The ones from the link you gave are hopeless.
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  7. #17


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Wolfgang,

    If it has any software or drivers that were installed for the keyboard, you might double check the keyboard settings in that software to see if there may be some sort of option to disable or replace the function of the Prtscrn key.
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  8. #18



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    @Shawn: From what I can see on the site, there are no separate drivers for this keyboard, it being described as plug'n'play.

    @Wolfgang: If the key is present on the keyboard (and I can't tell, which is why I asked for a clear pic), could it be that it isn't operating the switch for some reason or other? Can you prise the key off and operate the switch using a suitable blunt implement?
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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Guy, The key is there. It operates in conjunction with the Fn key which certainly works. I doubt that this is a mechanical failure because it is the same on my keyboard(s) that I have in Florida (same keyboards but different system).

    Shawn, Guy is right. There is no software. I have 5 of those keyboards purchased in the US and in Germany - none came with any CD.

    PS: It is not a big problem. For the Metro UI, I have a workaround via a video from which I make pictures with VLC. For the rest I can use the snipping tool or Faststone Capture. Where is a will, there is a way, LOL.
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