Print Screen Problems (Clipboard Quality?)
Posted on 2004-04-19
Okay, this may be one of the most obscure problems ever. I just had one of the techs call me to ask about this issue. He's at a clients PC and whenever she takes a screen print of anything and prints it out, it looks fuzzy. She can print a document and it looks fine. But if she takes a screen capture of that document and prints it, it's fuzzy. I did some poking around and it even looks fuzzy if you paste it into MSPAINT. I used printkey, and the preview also looked fuzzy.
It looks as though using the 'print screen' button copies an image into the clipboard at 256 colors and a poor resolution. I tried multiple different desktop settings, all with the same result.
Is there anywhere in Windows to change the properties of the clipboard? (That question even sounds stupid...)