I've been able to screenshot ever since I got Steam but now when I tried to screenshot my game it didn't work. I have Steam overlay enabled and the overlay comes up but when I press Fn+F5 it doesn't work.

I tried Fn with everything still nothing. What can I do to fix this?

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    What changed that caused the screenshots to stop working? – Aequitas Sep 21 '15 at 3:24
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    and is Fn + F5 the shortcut to screenshot? i.imgur.com/QuGxI.jpg – Aequitas Sep 21 '15 at 3:25
  • @Aequitas - I take it 'Fn' is the option that enables the Function keys on the OP's laptop, as they are probably default to media keys. Bucky - have you tried just pushing 'F5' without the 'Fn' key? – Robotnik Sep 21 '15 at 7:19
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    If I recall correctly, F12 is the default Take Screenshot key - worth trying that (or fn+F12)? – Jeeva Sep 21 '15 at 8:31
  • @Robotnik usually it's the other way around, pushing just f5 will send F5, while pushing fn+f5 will do something else like lower volume or whatever but yes it depends on the laptop, besides the default is F12 so they've either changed it or not pushing the right Fkey at allat all. Without them saying more info it's impossible to tell, that's why I've voted to close. – Aequitas Sep 21 '15 at 23:14

Fn is just the button to activate some options on some laptops. Try to change the screenshot's actual key in Steam:

  1. Click on 'Steam' on the top of the window

Steam dropdown menu on top of window

  1. Go into the Settings
  2. Under the In-game tab, change the value under 'Screenshot activation key'

Settings menu with screenshot activation key highlighted

Change it to whatever you want.

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    Hi TailsXGames, please remember to give images proper descriptions. The text you provide will be displayed if the image is unavailable, and it is read out loud by screen readers to describe the image for the vision impaired. :) – Robotnik Sep 22 '15 at 3:36

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