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    Easy way to grab a screen shot in Win 8 CP.

    Want a super easy way to capture a screen shot in Win 8 CP.

    Just hit Windows key+Prt Sc which saves the current screen as a png in the default pictures folder. Then when you click the picture you are asked what app to open it in. Paint is one of the options. Cool!
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    Just the Prt Scrn key by itself no longer captures to clipboard?

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    Yes it does, but using the Win Key automatically stores it into your default pics folder as a png. No need to do anything further. Using just Prt Sc you still have to do something with it after that such as copy it into Paint or whatever.
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    Ok, just checking cuz 99% of the time I want to crop a screen grab and apply some other effects usually so I open it directly into an editor before saving.

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    I generally do as well. This just gives another option for those that do not have the knowledge to do what we do every day.
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    Ted,

    Works great. FYI for first time users the file will be named Screenshot.png if you do a second one it will be Screenshot(2).png, etc. Also, by default location it means where the Library for Pictures has the Default Save location set. I used the properties of the Pictures folder {located under my userid, to change the location to G:\xxxDocs\My Pictures and sure enough that's where the files were saved.
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    This is, especially, good if & when just for a quick screen shot for some show-n-tell or times when not modifying or whatever, the shot, when it's ok just, as is, Win+PrtScn is perfect. Glad it's there, now, for people.

    Drew

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