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    FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    I have Googled this without finding a solution.

    I am running FC24 x86_64 on an HP Pavilion dv6. I have recently needed to take some screen-shots which I have done by pressing the Windows key and typing in 'screenshot' to access the application the hard way.

    I have just decided to use the shortcut key 'prt sc' and found it does not do anything - no click, no screenshot.

    In my 'keyboard' settings, screen capture is correctly set to 'Print' and, if I clear this association, I can reset it by pressing the 'prt sc' key, which is correctly recognised as the 'Print' key.

    My old Lenovo Z61t 32-bit box running FC24 does not have this problem.

    I do not remember installing or removing anything on the 64-bit machine that might affect this behaviour and 'screenshot' runs fine from the applications menu.

    What am I doing wrong? Any help will be gratefully received.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Hutcheson
    I have Googled this without finding a solution.

    I am running FC24 x86_64 on an HP Pavilion dv6. I have recently needed to take some screen-shots which I have done by pressing the Windows key and typing in 'screenshot' to access the application the hard way.

    I have just decided to use the shortcut key 'prt sc' and found it does not do anything - no click, no screenshot.

    In my 'keyboard' settings, screen capture is correctly set to 'Print' and, if I clear this association, I can reset it by pressing the 'prt sc' key, which is correctly recognised as the 'Print' key.

    My old Lenovo Z61t 32-bit box running FC24 does not have this problem.

    I do not remember installing or removing anything on the 64-bit machine that might affect this behaviour and 'screenshot' runs fine from the applications menu.

    What am I doing wrong? Any help will be gratefully received.
    In my f24, Shift_PrtSc generates a + (plus) sign, which I can then use to Left Mouse Button _drag to enclose the required area. The expected Shutter sound is then generated.
    Last edited by hieronymous; 9th September 2016 at 08:28 AM.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by hieronymous
    In my f24, Shift_PrtSc generates a + (plus) sign, which I can then use to Left Mouse Button _drag to enclose the required area. The expected Shutter sound is then generated.
    Thanks for replying heironymous. Unfortunately my F24 does not exhibit that behaviour. Although the keyboard shortcut assignment process recognises my 'prt sc' key as the 'Print' key, using 'prt sc' by itself, or with any combination of modifiers such as Shift, does not trigger screenshot.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    So pressing Print (PrtSc) doesn't put anything in the Pictures folder?

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by hieronymous
    So pressing Print (PrtSc) doesn't put anything in the Pictures folder?
    Exactly. Pressing 'prt sc' by itself, or in combination with the various combinations of Alt/Ctrl/Shift, does exactly nothing.

    Running screenshot directly works fine. The keyboard assignment software sees 'prt sc' as the 'Print' key, so the application works and the shortcut key assignment is correct - it just does nothing. Sigh.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Have you got a Live CD you could load for an alternate test?

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by hieronymous
    Have you got a Live CD you could load for an alternate test?
    Good idea. Just shutting down for the night, but I will try it when I get back on the air tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by hieronymous
    In my f24, Shift_PrtSc generates a + (plus) sign, which I can then use to Left Mouse Button _drag to enclose the required area. The expected Shutter sound is then generated.
    Wow, that is pretty neat. I didn't know about that! Since when has this been in Gnome Shell?
    I guess this pretty much obsoletes Shutter for me since this also works on Wayland.

    @Doug Hutcheson
    Could this be a keyboard/driver problem (highly unlikely but still).
    You could go into the 'settings > keyboard > screenshots' and change the shortcuts there.

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    Re: FC24 print screen shortcut not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Hutcheson
    Good idea. Just shutting down for the night, but I will try it when I get back on the air tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Just a couple of other thoughts.

    If you have one, test with a usb external keyboard.

    Also, this post may provide a pointer.

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