11075 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2010 9:48 AM by vea1083
you might also wanna check the keyboard mappings for BootCamp Windows as decribed in here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1220
The "PrintScreen" button is mapped to a "fnshiftF11" key-combo.
The PrtScn button for Mac Alu. Keybd. is F14 above Home button with coffee stain. This is Not your answer.
In Windows 7 from Start button->All Programs->Accessories->Ease of Access->On-Screen Keyboard has a big PrtScn button. Still not your answer but useful.
From Start->Help and Support; search argument "Clipboard" yields:
Hints on reducing "Paint" size of jpg,png by pixel count. This is useful if screen setting is at full resolution; 1920x1080 setting will make a large picture, blah blah Etc.
When you do find the key, the following script will "paste" result of your pressing PrtScn to desktop like Mac 's Cmd-Shft-3. Though not as good as Mac method, I prefer this to Snipping when less interaction, need for speed: Live TV, Video etc.
You can copy text between the ++ lines into(paste) a (Desktop) RightClick New->TextDocument and rename it to PasteScn.vbs .....You can run this from your desktop or move it somewhere, create a shortcut to desktop.
In Windows 7, I have it in MyToolbar (create by right click Taskbar->Toolbars->New Toolbar) not to be confused with Taskbar where Pins are on left side of taskbar. If you pin it to the taskbar, OS adds a script icon within making it necessary to run shortcut by right click selection which is too slow.
Then whenever you've done PrtScn, you click on the PasteScn icon & Picture(n).jpg will be sent to Desktop.
Occasionally I've had the paste invoke do nothing, perhaps because of clipboard activity. Solution is to hit PrtScn again.
If anyone knows how to include script for the PrtScn key function, we would have as good as what we got in Mac.
delay = 300
paintWindowTitle = "untitled - Paint"
set shl = createObject("wscript.Shell")
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.fileSystemObject")
desktopFolder = shl.specialFolders("desktop")
if right(desktopFolder, 1) "\" then
desktopFolder = desktopFolder & "\"
i = 1
filePath = desktopFolder & "Picture" & i & ".jpg"
if not fso.fileExists(filePath) then exit do
i = i + 1