08-10-2009 02:16 PM
Solved! Go to Solution.
08-10-2009 08:10 PM
If you are running Vista, try the 'Snipping Tool'. Under Accessories in the Start Menu, All Programs.
**Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue**
***Click the Thumbs-Up button as a way to say Thanks!***
08-11-2009 06:14 AM
09-28-2013 01:48 PM
Here's a late entry to the discussion.
I couldn't figure out all the contingencies, but my print screen function seemed to stop working today on my HP Pavilion G6. I use this function often, and was perplexed that it didn't work as expected this morning. With some experimentation, I found that it now works only if I press the shift key while pressing the PrtScn key.
I move the computer around fairly often, sometimes with stuff piled on the keyboard, and I am wondering if I have inadvertently pressed a key that changed something about the key function (similar to getting into French keyboard mode, or getting into sticky keys mode).
Does anyone know what might have caused this to change (ie, from not needing shift to neeting shift)? I don't need a problem solved, since I can still invoke the function, but it might help others to figure out how to get the PrtScn function to work on their HP laptop if they know how and when the keypress needed might have changed.
09-30-2013 03:29 PM - last edited on 04-20-2016 09:38 AM by OscarFuentes
Hi catwalker. Couple questions so I can research for you. Which model of Pavilion G6 do you have? Which version of Windows do you have installed?
How to find your model number:
05-04-2016 07:19 AM
I have been using my prt sc button all morning and it suddenly stopped working when trying to get an image from Google maps. I have tried turning the laptop on and off and following the find and fix procedure but can't find anything which will make it work.
It did previously just work with a touch of the button but have also tried using fn, ctrl, alt shift etc and nothing is bringing it back. Help, not sure what I have done but I need Print screen!!
08-17-2016 10:49 AM
TURN OFF THE num lock FOR THE KEYPAD !
Then hold the fn button (+ alt for capturing only the active window) + prt sc
The snipping tool also works well.
09-03-2019 08:47 AM
Thank you for posting in this thread. Unfortunately based on when the last response was made, I have closed this thread to help keep comments current and up to date. We recommend starting a new thread for your issue by clicking here.
To be more helpful with your post, you can add key information if you desire:
1. Product Name and Number (please do not post Serial Number)
• Example: HP Pavilion DV2-1209AX or HP Deskjet 3000 Printer CH393A
2. Operating System installed (if applicable)
• Example: Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
3. Error message (if any)
• Example: ""Low disk space"" error in Windows
4. Any changes made to your system before the issue occurred
• Examples: Upgrading your Operating System or installing a new software; or installing new hardware like a printer, modem, or router.
If you have any other questions about posting in the community, please feel free to send me a private message!