Print Screen

David McGlone david at
Fri Jul 10 00:26:13 UTC 2009

On Thursday 09 July 2009 08:10:32 pm steven vollom wrote:
> On Thursday 09 July 2009 03:44:25 pm Nils Kassube wrote:
> > steven vollom wrote:
> > > I just attempted to use my Print Screen Key.  I has worked fine in
> > > the past using Jaunty rc kde 64bit.  Nothing happens when I press the
> > > key on the keyboard.  Has this changed?
> >
> > What did you expect to happen?
> I expected the print screen option to open.  It did for a while in Jaunty;
> why would that remove that option?  I am just now learning some of the
> common shortcuts.  I like them very much, like alt +f2 and f4 to get a
> shell, but I just don't know them yet.  And when I pressed ctrl + the print
> screen key, nothing happened.  Perhaps it is because I use 64bit.
> I have no idea what a OOo writer document is yet.  Lots to learn.
> > I use Ctrl + PrtScr and then e.g. in a OOo writer document I right click
> > on the document and select "Paste". This is with Jaunty 32bit but I
> > would expect the same behaviour with 64bit

Steven, if you have a keyboard that has multiple functions for the F* keys 
then make sure the F lock is either on or off depending on the function you 
intend to use.

On my keyboard the "print screen" key is on the F12 key and I have to disable 
the F lock to make it work.

David M.

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