Selective Screen-shot

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Agent Smith
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Everybody knows that pressing the "Print Screen" key will take a screen-shot of whatever your screen is displaying at the time. But what do you do when you want to only take a shot of the currently active window?

Do an Alt+Print Screen

That way, only the currently active window will be imaged and copied to clip-board. After that, you can do whatever you'd like to, as normally. Paste to Paint, MS Word, IrfanView, PhotoShop, or whatever....

Basically... make the title bar of whichever window that you want to take a picture of.
Then hold down the "Alt" key, and press the "Prt Scrn" key - and then paste into whatever imaging application you want.

This is not a new tip (been around for years!), but its nice to have it listed down - so that we can ourselves search for it years later (when its forgotten), or for newbies to read and learn.
paint shop pro has excellent options for snapping screenshots. 🙂
yeah i had like something that can help me take screenshots of a complete webpage...