Does print screen button actually print your screen?

Does print screen button actually print your screen?

no it doesnt

it just copys the screan

No, it copies whatever is on your screen, so if you go to Paint and click copy, it will copy what was on your screen before.

I thought it would? Just that you have to have a printer hooked up and on… Or maybe that only worked on older computers… Cause I remember that really old computers with that button would print the screen but only when a printer was hooked up and on and ready to print…

thnx all!

i think it is because after you get it into paint it can print your whole screen perhaps?