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    PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    I've been using PrintScr and Alt PrintScr for as long as I can remember.

    Do all keyboards not support this feature (even if those keys are on the keyboard)?

    The reason I ask is, because they are not working on my work system that I just set up at home.

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    Re: PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    They work on every system I have saw. They do not work with every program though.
    I've found that if a program runs full screen you may or may not get a capture using those keys. I don't recall it ever failing when in windowed mode though.

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    Re: PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    Is your work system a laptop, and are you using the laptop keyboard?
    It that is the case, then you may also have to press the function key on the bottom row at the same time to enable the Print Screen function of the key used for print screen.

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    Re: PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    Doesn't Windows 10 1903 Snip & Sketch take over the PrtScrn key as well as the current Win-Shift-S?

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    Re: PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    It sounds like PtrScrn-takeover may be an option, and not active out of the box. Of course you won't know what a user might have set so don't play "SendKeys" games with it.


    BTW: Another Win10.1903 shocker that may bite some people is that Notepad defaults to saving as BOMless UTF-8 instead of ANSI.

    A lot of VBers are used to assuming the latter and may suddenly find they have a new incompatibility to adjust to. As long as you only use the 7-bit ASCII subset you won't notice a difference though.
    Last edited by dilettante; May 19th, 2019 at 05:42 AM.

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    Re: PrintScr and Alt PrintScr

    It looks like its a keyboard thing.

    The system I'm using with this problem is Windows7.

    I swapped out the offending keyboard with an older one I had lying around.
    This one had a PS/2 connection, but the computer does not have a PS/2 port so I needed to use a PS/2 to USB convertor.

    Anyways, with the swapped in keyboard PrintScr and Alt PrintScr work properly.

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