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How to Capture Screen Shots in Windows Using the Print Screen Key
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This article describes different methods of capturing images on screen to the clipboard.
To capture a screen shot of the entire screen to the clipboard, press the PrintScrn key.
To capture a screen shot of the active window or dialog box (for example, the WordPad application window or the File Open dialog box), press ALT+PRINTSCRN.
The SHIFT and the CTRL keys do not affect the full screen capture.
Article ID: 173884 - Last Review: January 20, 2007 - Revision: 3.3