Keyboard Shortcut of the Day

I just came across this extremely useful shortcut for Windows.

If you want to take a screen shot, you just press the Print Screen button on your keyboard. This is nice and easy. However, say you want to take a screen shot of just one application open on your desktop.

The usual process is:

  1. Take the screen shot,
  2. Open your favourite image editor,
  3. Paste the screen shot into a new file,
  4. Crop the image
  5. Save

Alternatively, you can just use the following shortcut:

Alt + "Print Screen"

This shortcut takes a screenshot of just the application in focus. Obviously you still need to paste it into an editor, but no more cropping!

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