Taking a screen capture of an active window

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Most people know that you can use Print Screen and then Ctrl + V to dump a snapshot of your screen to an application such as Word. This can be very handy for documenting a new procedure for users.

However, if you use Alt + Print Screen, it will only capture the active window, thereby allowing you to paste only the relevant image and omit all the clutter of a full screen.

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This was first published in July 2004

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