Are you like me and remember when the only way to capture your screen was using the Print Screen Button? How many of you remember when pressing print screen would actually send your screen to the printer and an actual piece of paper printed out? Oh how the times have changed. Today print screen, just copies your screen to the clipboard for you to paste later. But today, even pressing print screen is a little old fashion. Below are three ways to make yourself more effective when capturing the contents of your screen.
Screen Clipping Techniques
Alt + Print Screen - Captures Active Window
If you want to capture just the active window
Then click the "New" button.
Next, click and drag the portion of your screen that you want to take a screen shot of.
The section of your screen that you selected will then pop up in a window and will be copied to your clipboard.
Finally, you can paste the screen shot to a destination of your choosing, by pressing Ctrl+V (or right-click --> paste)
The snipping tool is a good program to pin to your task bar to create screen shots quickly.
Win + Shift + S - OneNote's Snipping Tool - I use this one
This is a great tool to quick capture a portion of the screen.
From there the contents of the clipping can be pasted with Ctrl+V (or right-click --> paste)