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06-08-2021 10:30 AM
My personal choice is - for the most part - avoid Screenshots and use Snip.
Things that are a ScreenShot
In Section: Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts
Windows logo key + Shift + S
Take a screenshot of part of your screen.
Enclose the area to be “snipped” (click upper left and lower right to enclose / grab the area)
The "grabbed" screen shot is not saved to your computer, it is added to the Clipboard.
Use normal Paste (Cntrl V) to paste the snipped item into your document.
Snip content from the screen
Avoid Screenshots altogether – Capture what you want from the screen.
Create a Snip of the information on the page > save the snipped image as a .jpg file > print that file.
Snip – available since Vista! Check out the “delay” feature in Windows 10
Included in article:
Screenshots with Print Screen
PrtScn saves entire view to clipboard > Open Word (for example) > Paste from clipboard **
Alt + PrtScn saves current window to clipboard **
Windows key + PrtScn saves to C:\Users\AccountName\Pictures\Screenshots\filename.png
Windows + Print Screen
- Windows key + PrtScn saves to C:\Users\AccountName\Pictures\Screenshots\filename.png
If that does not work, try
- Windows key + PrtScn + FN key saves to C:\Users\AccountName\Pictures\Screenshots\filename.png
Oddly (to me, at least, since I don't use Windows Print Screen anyway)
Windows key + PrtScn + FN + Alt saves current focus (window) to C:\Users\AccountName\Videos\Captures\filename+date-time.png
Firefox provides a "snip" feature -- you must have a Firefox account to use it.
Screen darkens to allow "snip"
"Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping"
Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard
Scroll down to section “Print Screen Shortcut”
Switch ON Print Screen Shortcut
OR PrtScn + FN
Note: External keyboards might respond differently. For example, external keyboard will not likely require the FN key even if that key is normally used with the onboard keyboard in the machine.
What else? No PrtScn key?
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