Screen capture a single window with Alt-Print Screen? - I never knew!

I've known about the Print Screen (Prt Scr) button taking a full screenshot and saving it in the clipboard for ages (and with Ubuntu it pop ups a handy "save screenshot" window as well).

I never knew that you could hold down the Alt button at the same time and get a screenshot of just the currently highlighted window!

You learn something new everyday - well I do at least...

More info: Windows Print Screen Key

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8 comments:

flossgeek said...

Great tip. Especially as I use to print screen the cut out the application window using GIMP. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

try also alt + shift + prt sc

MissDarcy said...

How fabulous are you!!!! I've been trying to figure it out since my company gave me dual screens and now I know how, thanks for making my presentations look neat :D

Anonymous said...

Still relevant, was able to save just the conference screens while I was attending an online conference.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

great tip, thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks :) knowing about it 5 years after you knew

Anonymous said...

thanks :) knowing it 5 years after you knew

Martina Fisher said...

Hallo!
thank you for your tip. But is that also usable for windows 8.I found this article, not sure if it also the same way to do the screenshot.
http://www.excel-aid.com/why-capture-screen-shots-in-windows-8.html
Thanks,
Martina