Alt - Print Screen on a Latitude XT

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Alt - Print Screen on a Latitude XT

  • Hello

    I have a small problem on my new Dell Latitude XT.

     

    I want to copy current windows to the clipbord in Windows

    On a desktop computer I would have pressed Alt-PrtScrn. This would copy the current marked windows to my clipboard. But how can i do this on a Latitude XT?

     

    There is the blue FN witch I must press for PRTscn

    So when I press FN PRTSCRN and ALt i does not work

     

    Has any one any idees to do this?

  • Are you sure the printscreen requires the Fn key?  On my laptop keyboard (I have a latitude D630 which may not be the same keyboard layout as your XT), the printscreen is on the same key as SysRq and it is the SysRq that is blue in color.  The printscreen is white, so I don't have to press Fn to activate it.

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  • Well, I have tried in many diffrent way to make a printscreen on a windows that is active but the solution has not present it self to me jet. I even tried the Dell support and even they faild to help me :(

     

     

  • I suggest you download the freeware Irfanview and use the screen capture facility inside it to capture the active window.  You can then load it into Irfanview or any other image software and print it.  You can also search for and download any other specialized screen capture software that might provide more specific functionality for screen capture than Irfanview, but I like the latter because it is a full featured graphics program that can handle lots of different image formats and can manipulate images in lots of different ways.

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    4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
    500GB 5400rpm HDD
    15.6 Inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife
    Intel HD Graphics
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
    Integrated 10/100 Network Card
    8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
    Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2
    Dell Wireless 1501
    Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam
    6-Cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    PA-12 65W Power Adaptor (19.5V, 3.34A)
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  • On the Latitude XT, the problematic key has three functions:

    1. [F11] in white - this is the default key action.

    2. [PrtScn] in blue - this action requires holding [Fn] while pressing the key.

    3. [SysRq] in blue - Pressing [Alt]+[Fn]+ the key invokes this function.

     

    The problem is that in Windows XP, the key combination [Alt]+[PrtScn] is supposed to copy an image of only the current active window (instead of the entire desktop) to the clipboard. However there is no combination of keys you can press for this purpose on the XT.

     

    I have had several other Dell laptops (all running WinXP) with this same mixture of 3 key labels, but they do not have the same behaviour as on the Latitude XT:

    - Dell Inspiron 710m

    - Dell XPS M1210

    - Dell Latitude D430

    On all of the above laptops, pressing [Fn]+[Alt]+[F11] is analagous to [Alt]+[PrtScn] and simply captures the active window. Frustration arises when a certain model is inconsistent.