How to Disable a Windows Print Screen

The "Print Screen" function in Windows allows users to literally print whatever is on the computer screen. This function is a time-saver because instead of going through the process of launching the system print utility to print a Web page, you can just use the print screen tool. If you want to disable this feature, you can configure the options in Windows Group Policy.

Step 1

Click "Start," then "Run" and type "gpedit.msc" in the open text box and click "OK." The Group Policy window will open.

Step 2

Click the "+" sign next to "Computer Configuration" in the folder list on the left pane of the window to expand the list of options below it.

Step 3

Click the "+" sign next to "Administrative Templates" from the list under "Computer Configuration," then click "Printers." Select "Disable Web-based Printing." The Windows "Print Screen" function will be disabled.

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