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Windows 7: Print screen and dual monitors


28 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Print screen and dual monitors

Checking to see if this is normal or not. When I print Screen, I get both screens and was wondering if I can choose which screen to send to the clipboard??


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28 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

I get both screens too, assumed this was normal. If I want less area, I use the Snipping Tool....
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28 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

that is normal since it prints screens the entire desktop to the clipboard.
My triple setup print screened,


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28 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah that's normal. If you want to capture only the currently focused window, you can hit alt+Print Screen. But I don't know of a way to capture all of only one montiors portion of the desktop.
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28 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Yeah that's normal. If you want to capture only the currently focused window, you can hit alt+Print Screen. But I don't know of a way to capture all of only one montiors portion of the desktop.
The Alt-PrtScn seems to work just fine for what I want. Tx
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28 May 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I had to learn this Alt + Print Screen, this will work for individual program windows or popup windows. Just click on the window to make it "active" then Alt + Print Screen will only capture the window. This works for the taskbar and gadgets as well, but as stated this method won't work for the entire window that I know of.

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30 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Kinda related...is there any Gadget or BG program that can monitor the pressing of Print Screen, and popup when pressed & ask where you want to save the screen capture? you know like how Ubuntu or other Linux Desktops do.

I know I can just do PRN SCR, press win key, type paint, press enter, then ctrl+v, then ctrl+s...but it would be so nice to have a lil app or gadget to monitor and auto popup and ask where to save.
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