How Do You Enable the Print Screen Button?

The Print Screen button on a Windows PC no longer sends a picture of your screen directly to your printer. Instead, it captures a screenshot that you can save as a file and print.

  1. Press the Windows button and Print Screen buttons simultaneously

    The Windows button, or home button, has the Windows logo, which looks like four white squares stacked on top of and next to each other. The Print Screen button is usually along the top row on the right and may say PrtSc or PrntScn.

  2. Look in your Pictures folder for the screenshot

    Open the My Documents folder, and click on the Pictures icon. From there, click on the Screenshots icon, and click on the screenshot you want to print.

  3. Click on the Print tab

    Once the screenshot is open, look for the Print tab along the top menu. Select Print from the menu that drops down.

  4. Print your screenshot

    Once the printer menu opens up, select your printer and printing preferences, and then click Print to send the image to your printer.