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Windows 7: Print Screen

08 Mar 2012   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Print Screen

Of course, it is easy to get a print screen of my primary monitor, but how do I get one on my secondary? Simply clicking on it's background doesn't work.


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08 Mar 2012   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Doing a Google for "print screen second monitor" it seems like Print Screen should capture both monitors

Here's a link to a prior SF thread.

Print screen and dual monitors
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08 Mar 2012   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey Seek, I thought print screen snapped a single pic of both primary and secondary monitors, is this not true?

*Edit david got here first
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08 Mar 2012   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks. Yes, print screen does capture both desktops, but I would like to be able to select either one or the other specifically. However, that doesn't seem to be the nature of the beast.
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08 Mar 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

There may be some 3rd party apps that can do that, but i don't know any...
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08 Mar 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Would a snip work?
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08 Mar 2012   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Would a snip work?
Yes, I'm just being lazy. It would be nice to just be able to use the keyboard function instead.
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08 Mar 2012   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is there something specific on your secondary screen that you want a screen gab of ? If so hold alt+Prt Scr this will capture the selected active window on any screen
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08 Mar 2012   #9
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

MWSnap is a free one that you can try.
You can select the area you want to capture...
The ZIP download is the portable version (no install).
It looks dated, but does run in W7-64.

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