Screenshots are required from time to time, and may be required for various reasons. Sometimes we have an issue we need help with, or you have a new desktop wallpaper that requires attention. Since dual screens are now common, screenshots can be a little more difficult. Here is a quick and easy way to make sure you get what you want.

Screenshots showing only one screen:​

  1. Place your cursor on the screen from which you want a screenshot. Make sure there is a program window on that screen, otherwise you will get a shot of both screens anyway.
  2. Hit CTRL + ALT + PrtScn on your keyboard.
  3. Hit CTRL + V to paste the screenshot in Word, Paint, an email, or whatever else you can paste it into.

Screenshot showing both screens:​

  1. Hit CTRL + PrtScn on your keyboard.
  2. Hit CTRL + V to paste the screenshot in Word, Paint, an email, or whatever else you can paste it into.

Screenshot of just the active window (no matter the size):​

  1. Hit ALT + PrtScn on your keyboard.
  2. Hit CTRL + V to paste the screenshot in Word, Paint, an email, or whatever else you can paste it into.