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Old 06-15-09, 09:59 AM   #1
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So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

Well, reminiscing about when I was using DOS, i remembered that the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard actually printed to the printer when pressed. In Windows, it seems that Microsoft decided that the "Print Screen" should be more like "Copy screen to clipboard". Well, what is the cheapest (free would be best) and easiest way to get Windows XP to print directly to the printer when hitting the "Print Screen" key?

btw, i did try to use the forum's search function, but it seems to be down.
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Old 06-15-09, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

I just open up paint, paste it, and then do whatever I need to do with it.

I'm not sure I would want it actually printing to the printer. Heck, I don't even own a printer (I use the library when I need to print something).
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Old 06-15-09, 11:02 AM   #3
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

My parents have been using the free version of Gadwin PrintScreen for the past few years. It seems to do the job for them. There's an optional paid Pro version that lets you do things like annotate screenshots, but the free version is fine if all you want is "hit Print Screen, get a printout" functionality.
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Old 06-15-09, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

People still use printers?
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Old 06-15-09, 07:46 PM   #5
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

Some people use PrintNow at work:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,8418,00.asp
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Old 06-15-09, 11:07 PM   #6
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

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Well, reminiscing about when I was using DOS, i remembered that the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard actually printed to the printer when pressed.
< shivers > I just had a dot-matrix printer flashback.

Why waste the paper? Not trying to be an adversary... just curious.

I have this argument with people at work all the time. I gave them dual screens and they still want that printout to review things.
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Old 06-16-09, 12:50 AM   #7
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Re: So, how do you get the "Print Screen" key to Print Screen?

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< shivers > I just had a dot-matrix printer flashback.

Why waste the paper? Not trying to be an adversary... just curious.

I have this argument with people at work all the time. I gave them dual screens and they still want that printout to review things.
Because LCDs are hard on the eyes for reading large amounts of text. It's the reason Amazon Kindle exists.
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