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Elevate Windows Print Screen to Faster Speeds

January 22, 2022 10:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you want to print a document in Windows, you want it now, right? Windows is excellent at providing us with helpful utility tools. Let’s look at how we can elevate Windows print screen to faster speeds.

Capture Single Windows

According to MUO, when you use print screen, you print your full screen by default. But what if that could be changed so that you can capture single windows or individual monitors? Wouldn’t that be nice?

While it is true that you won’t get as precise a screen print option if you want to focus on a direct focus, it provides you with a way to speed up your printing.

Oh, before I forget, you can press the Alt key + Print Screen to print the currently active window. The rest of the windows you might have open will not print.

Another shortcut is to press the Ctrl key on your keyboard along with Print Screen and have the active monitor receive the print command.

Choose to Print Screen an Image Instantly

If you need to print an image using Print Screen, you are probably used to pasting your image into an image program first and then saving it. There is a faster way. Check out what MUO says about this cool feature.

Just use your Print Screen to quickly save a screen capture to a folder in your Pictures. Using the Win + Print Screen saves the entire screen to your Pictures folder within a subfolder called Screenshots.

View Print Screen’s Clipboard History

You know that you printed something recently using your Print Screen feature, but for the life of you, you can’t remember when it was. That’s okay. You can view your Print Screen’s clipboard history.

Print Screen could only log a single picture onto your clipboard in the past. That limited you to pasting and saving every screenshot after taking it. Wow, was that ever a time killer. Say you took two screenshots but neglected to save the first one. Do you know what happened? The second screenshot overwrote the first.

Thank you, Windows, for updating Print Screen features, so you no longer have to suffer through that nightmare. Modern Windows makes that a thing of the past. Each Print Screen capture will be stored in your Clipboard History. To access it, you just press Win + V.

Clipboard History can store up to 25 entries. In addition, most modern chat applications or image websites allow you to direct image uploads from the clipboard. That means you can elevate Windows Print Screen to faster speeds.

Megabite uses the Windows Print Screen feature frequently. The time we save is immeasurable. We hope you will give it a try. Call us at 904-430-0350.

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