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Print Screen using dual screens?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Al, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Al

    Al Flightless Bird

    I have recently set up to use dual screens.....this is great for productivity!

    If I now do a PrtScn, however, I get the screen shot of both monitors. Is
    there any clever way of achieving the screen shot only of one, or the other
    screen?

    Al
     
  2. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Al wrote:
    > I have recently set up to use dual screens.....this is great for productivity!
    >
    > If I now do a PrtScn, however, I get the screen shot of both monitors. Is
    > there any clever way of achieving the screen shot only of one, or the other
    > screen?
    >
    > Al



    By design, as it has always been with every version of Windows,
    pressing the <PrtScn> key copies the entire display, including the
    Desktop Wallpaper, to the clipboard (iow, into RAM). Pressing
    <ALT>+<PrtScn> copies only the active Window to the clipboard. To view
    the screen capture, open a graphics program, such as MS Paint, and press
    <CTRL>+V. This will paste the contents of the clipboard (your
    screenshot) into the open file, and allow you to view it or save it as a
    file for later use.

    How to Capture Screen Shots in Windows Using the Print Screen Key
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;173884


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  3. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    Al wrote:

    >I have recently set up to use dual screens.....this is great for productivity!
    >
    >If I now do a PrtScn, however, I get the screen shot of both monitors. Is
    >there any clever way of achieving the screen shot only of one, or the other
    >screen?
    >
    >Al
    >
    >

    Try Alt-PrtScrn. This way only the focussed window is captured. Let us
    know if this helped.

    hth


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  4. RMD

    RMD Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:58:01 -0700, =?Utf-8?B?QWw=?=
    <Al@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have recently set up to use dual screens.....this is great for productivity!
    >
    >If I now do a PrtScn, however, I get the screen shot of both monitors. Is
    >there any clever way of achieving the screen shot only of one, or the other
    >screen?
    >
    >Al


    Hi Al,

    I use Gadwin Printscreen, which lets me select what I want to print.
    Neat little utility. It is free too.

    http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

    Ross
     
  5. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    Al used his keyboard to write :
    > I have recently set up to use dual screens.....this is great for
    > productivity!
    >
    > If I now do a PrtScn, however, I get the screen shot of both monitors. Is
    > there any clever way of achieving the screen shot only of one, or the other
    > screen?


    PicPick
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/PicPick.shtml
    http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/PicPick-Screenshot-69160.html
    http://picpick.wiziple.net/features
    Features
    * Captures
    - Full Screen (Support for Dual Monitors)

    Screenshot Captor
    http://primewares.com/links.php?search=Screenshot+Captor+&la=en
    http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html
    http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/software/bildbearbeitung/screenshot_captor/
    Take and Annotate Screenshots with Screenshot Captor. Has arrows.
    http://tinyurl.com/3bqo8p
    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your
    computer. It's different from other screenshot utilis in several
    notable ways:
    * Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal
    intervention.
    * Smart autonaming of files, and ability to embed textual comments
    in files.
    * Good multi-monitor support.

    AndySnap
    http://www.freewarefiles.com/AndySnap_program_25016.html
    http://download.freewarefiles.com/files/AndySnap_setup_v3-1.exe
    AndySnap is a single or multi-monitor screen capture utility that
    remembers previous capture regions so you can quickly re-create any of
    your last 20 screen captures.
    AndySnap is able to capture drop-down menus, or optionally include your
    cursor in the final image. Quickly drag and drop your captured
    image/file to get it where you want it. Win NT/2000/XP/2003.

    myDesktop Online
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/mydesktoponline.html
    http://www.chriskarcher.net/mydesktop
    myDesktop Online allows to to share snapshots of your desktop with
    other people via your web site. The program takes periodic captures
    (every X seconds) and automatically uploads the snapshot to an FTP
    server of your choice. Supported image formats include BMP, GIF, PNG,
    and JPG (with variable quality compression). myDesktop Online also
    supports multiple monitors and will capture your full virtual desktop.
    Furthermore, the program also allows you to specify keywords or phrases
    that will exclude certain windows from capture, which is useful to
    avoid private information being captured. 98/ME/2000/XP.

    VH Screen Capture Driver
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/VH-Screen-Capture-Driver.shtml
    http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/VH-Screen-Capture-Driver-Screenshot-27157.html
    http://www.hmelyoff.com/index.php?section=4
    Main features of VH Screen Capture Driver:
    * Follow mouse pointer
    * Skype support
    * multimonitor support
     

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