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Win-key + PrintScreen... Broken?

  1. #1


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    Win-key + PrintScreen... Broken?


    Although it appears to work (screen dims briefly), there's no sign of any screenshot in Libraries, or indeed anywhere else.

    Is it broken, or is it just me?

    Doing it the 'old' way via MS Paint still works.


    Wenda.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Although it appears to work (screen dims briefly), there's no sign of any screenshot in Libraries, or indeed anywhere else.

    Is it broken, or is it just me?

    Doing it the 'old' way via MS Paint still works.


    Wenda.
    Windows 8 or 8.1 ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm assuming you mean on 8.1. It's possible it's broken, this is a preview. As I said earlier, you have to expect problems in previews. If it was perfect, it would be released.
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  4. #4


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    8.1

    I've done a search, but they just don't seem to be getting created.


    Wenda.
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  5. #5


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I'm assuming you mean on 8.1. It's possible it's broken, this is a preview. As I said earlier, you have to expect problems in previews. If it was perfect, it would be released.
    It was a simple question, nothing more.

    And, as I've been beta-testing for years, I'm more than aware that it's a preview.

    All I wanted to know was if it was an issue with 8.1 or with my setup.

    That's all. It wasn't a criticism.

    Sorry.


    Wenda.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wenda,

    The + PrtScn screenshots are still working for me in Windows 8.1 Preview, but it doesn't dim when the screenshot is captured for me.

    For laptops and notebooks, you may need to press either the Windows+Ctrl+PrtScn or Windows+Fn+PrtScn keys instead.
    By default, it still saves the .png screenshots in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots folder unless you changed it's location.Hope this may help some.
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  7. #7


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I just did it in a VM of 8.1 and here it is.

    Click image for larger version

    Jim
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  8. #8


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Sorted now.

    It was one of the settings in Taskbar>Properties>Navigation.

    If 'Always Show Start on my Main Display...' is enabled, Win-key + Prt-Scrn won't work.

    Disable that, and Win-key + Prt-Scrn works again.

    We live and learn, and it's always the small things that one tends to overlook.

    Thanks, all!


    Wenda.
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  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    In 8.1 it may be capturing the skreen, but it may not be saving it auto as a PNG file or whatever it gets saved as. Check and see if you can paste it into Pain after hitting Win+Prscrn
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Sorted now.

    It was one of the settings in Taskbar>Properties>Navigation.

    If 'Always Show Start on my Main Display...' is enabled, Win-key + Prt-Scrn won't work.

    Disable that, and Win-key + Prt-Scrn works again.

    We live and learn, and it's always the small things that one tends to overlook.

    Thanks, all!


    Wenda.
    Odd. Mine still works even with that option checked, but glad to hear you got it sorted.
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