how do I change what pressing print screen does?

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Win 7, Snagit 2018.1.1

It used to be that when I pressed the print screen button on my keyboard, the entire screen was captured, and saved to my screenshots folder.

Now, when I press print screen, it starts Snagit capture.  I'm not opposed to this, but it seems like this is something the user should be able to control.  I've looked through the capture settings and I can't seem to find what controls that.

Thanks!
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I thought the proper way to save files to the screenshots folder was the Windows key + Print Screen?
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mfeneis

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Windows key + print screen gives you the currently active window.  print screen by itself should give you the entire display.  On a dual screen rig, you get both monitors' contents.
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Oh, wait, it's Alt + print screen to get the currently active window.  Print screen by itself normally gives you the entire display(s).
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In the capture window select standard preset and the at top select fixed region and make sure preview in editor is not checked.

That should provide joy for you.
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I opened the capture window, but did not see standard preset as one of the available presets.  However, I did notice a setting for capture hotkey, as shown below:


I put the cursor in this box, and the words print screen disappeared, and a X appeared on the right.  I clicked the X and that changed the entry to "Add Hotkey" as shown below:


Now when I press print screen, it doesn't initiate a Snagit capture. 

The problem is, now when I press print screen, nothing seems to happen.
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OK, NVM, I Googled it and apparently it's Ctrl Printscreen for a full display capture and Alt printscreen for capturing the active window.  I could have sworn simply just pressing print screen used to do it.  

Problem solved.  
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In your pic above click in the add hotkey box and then click prtscr key and it will return.

i.e. The box accepts whatever key you press when you are in it.
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