What does Alt + Print Screen shortcut in Screenshot taking?

Short description


Copy screenshot of active window to clipboard.

Detailed description

This shortcut will copy the active window's image into the clipboard. You can then paste it to whatever imaging program you like. Note that you cannot paste it directly as a file e.g. onto the desktop.

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For beginners: How to press Alt + Print Screen on your keyboard?

Typically you first hold down modifiers (if exist), and then press remaining key(s) in the shortcut. So,

Press and hold Alt and while holding, press Print Screen then release all.

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