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What is the alternate option for Print screen key

Date: 06 Apr 2015    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Laptops & Tablets   

Due to technical issues, my laptop Print screen key is not working. Thus, I am unable to take any screen shot by using it from laptop keyboard so facing issues for screen shot. I am looking for any alternate option on this. Kindly let me know about it if any.

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Author: Vandana    08 Apr 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

You could use the Snipping tool feature which is available in Windows OS 8 and 8.1. You can either use the full screen snip type if you wish to capture the entire page on your screen, or the rectangular snip type if you wish to capture only a specific part of that page. Once captured, you can then save the image on your computer.

Author: Mukhtar    08 Apr 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

You can download small utility tool known as Sharpkey. With this tool you can easily Map any other useless key on your keypad as your desired key.

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Author: Muddassir    08 Apr 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

If you are using Windows 8, then Snipping tool is the best and easiest option out there. But if you are using earlier versions of Windows like XP and 7. Then youu should use Jing.

Jing is a free service from TechSmith (creator of Camtasia). The interface is fun (a small 'sun' at the top corner or top center of your screen) and easy to use. In addition to capturing screenshots (PNG files), Jing also allows a user to take a five minute or less video, including sound, of their screen; the video can then be saved to one's computer as a SWF file and/or saved to and shared online at TechSmith's for free.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    09 Apr 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

I would suggest you to use the On Screen Keyboard available on Windows. If your physical keyboard has stuck up keys or broken, the on screen keyboard should be the best option for you to explore.
In the Run command, type in "osk" and your on screen keyboard should pop up. You may also resize it so that it will not hamper your view.
If your On screen keyboard does not pop up , use search feature to find it.

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