A while ago we have seen how Redstone 5 will bring new ways to take advantage of the screenshot on our computers. However, as of today, and while that option materializes, the options are what they are, so it is worth doing a review of them, since Some users may not know the possibilities offered Windows in this sense.
There is life beyond the key to make screenshots in Windows (a function with a lot of history) and that is that thanks to keyboard combinations we can expand the options significantly and all without having to have third-party applications. So we will know three alternative methods to make screenshots in Windows.
The first option, the best known is the one that leads us to use the "Print Pant" key (or the similar name that may appear on some keyboards such as Print Screen or Pet Sis) but it is not the only one. There are more options and in all of them this key is the fundamental axis:
- Print Pant (Print Screen): With it we capture the entire screen that is automatically saved in the clipboard so that we can then use it with another program. It is the most basic, the one that makes use of the clipboard, allows that we can then use that capture stored in memory with another program with the option "Paste" or "Paste from.
- Win + Impr Pant: With this option we make a full screen capture with the particularity that instead of moving to the clipboard it is automatically saved in a folder. With this option the capture is saved in .png format in the folder that we have marked as destination.
- Alt + Impr Pant: With this key combination, only the area of the screen that is currently active will be saved on the clipboard. That is, if we have several windows open, only the window that we have in the foreground will be captured
- Win + Shift + S key: it is the macOS equivalent to and with it we can choose the area of the screen that we want to capture and which will then be saved to the clipboard. With it we will access a kind of focus that we will move with the mouse so that we will select with the mouse the area that we want to capture by pressing the left button we mark the area that will pass to the clipboard.
Are four options for screenshots in Windows, being one, the first, the best known while some of the other three may be unknown to other users.
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