We certainly already know and often see the key at the top on the keyboard labeled “Print Scrn/SysRq” but probably we still have a little knowledge about it. Not every of us know and can use this button properly. When we press it with the intention of recording the desktop screen, we do not see any change or any reaction on the PC screen, right ?. We also do not know whether the PC screen really successful in recording screen picture. We also do not understand the actual location of the file as a result of this action. Furthermore, we might conclude that the button does not work properly. Then we would prefer to seek alternative software that can do the job perfectly.
But maybe a question arises : is it true as what we thought that the “PrintScrn” button on your keyboard really does not work, although that keyboard we have is still in a new condition. What we experienced are merely a little mistake. The “Print Scrn” key it still works fine (unless there is damaged due to other factors). When we have done the screenshot process on the PC desktop, the file can not be directly stored at our PC folder. It still stored in Windows’s clipboard. We must open the image processing application first and then the file as a result of screenshot action put on the work area of the image processing editor, and then we can actually save it into PC folder.
Thus the steps required to perform image recording on your PC desktop and save it is as follows:
- Determine at which time you have to record the entire area of your PC desktop and then stop any activities that run.
- Press the “PrintScrn” button on your keyboard (the screenshot file will be stored in Windows clipboard).
- Open an image processing application on your PC (for example MSPaint or Photoscape).
- Click “Ctrl + V” button to move the file from the clipboard to the image processing application.
- You can then save that file or perform any editing process as necessary before save later.