Using the print screen key

I have a aspire one D255E-notebook.  How to use the print screen key?  I tried and it does nothing.

Hello tuckersmom

The print screen button, it's allowing you to display photos from your computer.  For example, if there is page that won't load properly, and whether you want to send an image of a person, press the print screen key, then open a graphics such as Paint or Paint Shop Pro program and right-click with your mouse to "stick" the image in. " Alternatively, you can choose to paste in the drop down menu of your graphics software.

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