Print Screen Only Copies Background Wallpaper?

By kienthucnet
Oct 12, 2015
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  1. Whenever I want to make a screenshot of what I have on my screen on my computer, I would click print screen, then open Paint then paste and I would be able to have the image copied.
    However it doesn't work. It seems to copy by desktop background wallpaper each time. Previously I had no desktop wallpaper besides the basic one on windows 7. Is there a reason for this?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Try the alternative PrtScrn action. Hold down Alt at the same time as you press PrtScr. This will capture an image of the active window only, which is almost always a more useful thing to do anyway.

    If that does not work as it should, you have an odd problem. I would then try downloading and installing one of the umpteen add-on utilities called 'snipping tools' in general.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015

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