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How to take screenshot of an active window without any software?

Probably most of you might know about this simple tip. It is quite useful, if you don’t have an extra tool installed on your computer and want to take screenshots of an active window, or entire desktop for publishing on your blog.

Take a screen shot of an active window with the keyboard shortcut key ‘Alt + Print’ and the entire desktop with Print key. You can edit this on any image editing program like Paint, Gimp for publishing on your blog by just pasting the screenshot on it.


  1. I didn't knew about the Alt + Print feature.
    Thanks for sharing this nice trick.

  2. u can take the screenshot by directly pressing print screen button in the key board

    Why alt+p?

  3. @sgg,
    With Alt+Print you can take only 'Active Window' NOT entire screen


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