How to use the print key on a keyboard

How to use the print key on a keyboard
How to use the print key on a keyboard
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Find out how to use the key Impr. screen on your Windows PC keyboard to quickly take a screenshot. Learn some quick keyboard shortcuts that will allow you to take a copy of your entire screen or a single window on the desktop.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Make a copy of the entire screen

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Step 1. Look for the Print key. screen

Its location varies between keyboards, but you will usually find it at the top right of the function keys (F1 to F12). The key can be called Impr. screen, Impr. write

or another similar abbreviation.

  • If the term Impr. screen does not appear on the first line of text of the key, you will have to hold down the key Fn on your computer while pressing it for it to work correctly.
  • If your keyboard doesn't have keys like this, you can emulate the button Impr. screen simultaneously pressing the keys Fn and Insert.
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Step 2. Arrange the screen the way you want it to appear

When you take a screenshot using this method, everything on your screen (except your mouse cursor) will be included.

If any personal information appears on the screen, be sure not to copy the screenshot or share it with others

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Step 3. Press ⊞ Win + Print Screen at the same time

When you press your Windows key at the same time as the Impr. Screen, you automatically capture everything on the screen and save it as an image. The image is saved in a folder called Screenshot, which you will find in your file Pictures.

  • To find your file Screenshot, just type screenshots in the Windows search bar and click on the folder Screenshot when it appears. The name of the image contains the date it was taken.
  • If your touch Impr. screen requires that you also press the Fn to operate, also press it. Do this only when the key Impr. screen is common with another function.

Method 2 of 2: Capture a single window

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Step 1. Find the Print key. screen

Its location varies between keyboards, but you will usually find it at the top right of the function keys (F1-F12). The key can be called Impr. screen, Impr. write

or another similar abbreviation.

  • If the term Impr. screen does not appear on the first line of text of the key, you will have to hold down the key Fn on your computer while pressing it for it to work correctly.
  • If your keyboard doesn't have keys like this, you can emulate the button Impr. screen simultaneously pressing the keys Fn and Insert.
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Step 2. Open the window to capture

When you use this method, your screenshot captures only the contents of one window.

Do not go out of the window after opening it. To make sure the window stays active, click on its title bar at the top

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Step 3. Press Alt + Print Screen

A copy of the open window is saved to your clipboard. Now that you've captured this image, you can paste it into an image editor and save it.

  • If to use your touch Impr. screen, you must press the key Fn, also press it. Do this only when the key Impr. screen is common with another function.
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Step 4. Open the Paint application

You will find it in the menu To start up Windows in your list of programs in a folder called Windows Accessories. You can also open it by typing paint in the Windows search bar and clicking on Paint in the search results.

  • If you'd rather not save your screenshot as an image on your computer, you can paste it into a file, email, or pretty much any other application by clicking the location you want and pressing Ctrl + V.
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Step 5. Click the Paste button

It's the clipboard icon at the top left of Paint. Your screenshot is then pasted in the window.

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Step 6. Save your screenshot

To do this, click on the small disk at the top left of the window.

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Step 7. Navigate to the Screenshots folder and click on Save.

The folder Screenshot is in your file Pictures, which you will find in the left panel. Your screenshot is then saved in this folder.

Advice

  • The key Impr. screen is useful for keeping copies of online receipts or other important documents without having to print a hard copy.
  • To learn more advanced screenshot features, try the Windows tool Screenshot, which allows you to take and edit with a simple graphical application.
  • You cannot use the Impr. screen to print a physical document.

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