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Will pressing the Print Screen SystRq key while viewing firefox history change anything with the firefox history?

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I accidentally clicked 'Print Screen SystRq' key while viewing all the history of firefox. (not win key+Print Screen SystRq, just Print Screen SystRq). Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose? will it change anything with the firefox history items? (I had cleared all the previous history so the history shown in the screenshot given below is not the one when I clicked Print Screen SystRq key, its the new one..just showing it for reference of the history page)

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All that should happen is a snapshot of the current screen is saved into the clipboard. If you think there is a problem, just ask.

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FredMcD said

All that should happen is a snapshot of the current screen is saved into the clipboard. If you think there is a problem, just ask.

what is a snapshot?

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A snapshot is a picture of what is currently on your screen. Most can be adjusted for the whole screen or just a part of it.


How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

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Benoy said

Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose?

As far as I know, Firefox ignores this key, so Windows handles it.

Web pages can detect key presses that Firefox ignores, but that wouldn't affect the Library window ("Show All History").

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jscher2000 said

Benoy said
Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose?

As far as I know, Firefox ignores this key, so Windows handles it.

Web pages can detect key presses that Firefox ignores, but that wouldn't affect the Library window ("Show All History").

ok so since I was on the history page of firefox, nothing would've happend to the web pages or anything right?

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Benoy said

jscher2000 said
Benoy said
Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose?

As far as I know, Firefox ignores this key, so Windows handles it.

Web pages can detect key presses that Firefox ignores, but that wouldn't affect the Library window ("Show All History").

ok so since I was on the history page of firefox, nothing would've happend to the web pages or anything right?

Right, the contents of your history would remain unchanged.

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jscher2000 said

Benoy said
jscher2000 said
Benoy said
Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose?

As far as I know, Firefox ignores this key, so Windows handles it.

Web pages can detect key presses that Firefox ignores, but that wouldn't affect the Library window ("Show All History").

ok so since I was on the history page of firefox, nothing would've happend to the web pages or anything right?

Right, the contents of your history would remain unchanged.

and no changes to any webpages in the history list too right?

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Benoy said

jscher2000 said
Benoy said
jscher2000 said
Benoy said
Does the Print Screen SystRq key in Firefox serve any purpose?

As far as I know, Firefox ignores this key, so Windows handles it.

Web pages can detect key presses that Firefox ignores, but that wouldn't affect the Library window ("Show All History").

ok so since I was on the history page of firefox, nothing would've happend to the web pages or anything right?

Right, the contents of your history would remain unchanged.

and no changes to any webpages in the history list too right?

I can't think of any way to change the actual web pages through the Library window. History is just a list of addresses of pages you visited and the latest visit time.