Windows 10: Is there a way to Screen Print Active Window straight to PNG?

Discus and support Is there a way to Screen Print Active Window straight to PNG? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Question: Is there a way of saving Screen Captures/Prints of JUST an active window as a PNG to the Screenshots directory like you can with "Start/Win +... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by varxtis, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. varxtis Win User

    Is there a way to Screen Print Active Window straight to PNG?


    Question: Is there a way of saving Screen Captures/Prints of JUST an active window as a PNG to the Screenshots directory like you can with "Start/Win + Print Scrn"?
    "Alt + Start/Win + Print Scrn" doesn't even capture to clip-board.

    What I know -
    With windows there are a couple of ways of going about saving screen prints:
    - You can press "Print Scrn" to capture the whole desktop or "Alt + Print Scrn" to capture just the active window. Either of these will capture what is currently on screen to your clip-board. Once you have your screen prints in your clip-board, you paste it into an image program to save or edit it.
    - Alternatively there are two other was of saving Screen Prints while skipping image programs all together. First is using the "Snipping Tool" or "Snip and Sketch", both built-in apps in Windows. However, My favorite is "Start + Print Scrn". This one is best for me because it creates a PNG of your screen print with just a key stroke. I don't have to worry about opening any other programs or saving name/location. I can just change that latter if need be. BUT the problem I'm running into I use multiple monitors... so when I do "Start/Win + Print Scrn", it saves a huge image spanning the two or three monitors in use. And this can be enormous since I use 4k resolution (with scaling) on one.

    What I'd like to know is if there is a way of using the same process as "Start/Win +Print Scrn", except capture just the active window. I've tried adding "alt" (so, "Alt + Start/Win + Print Scrn"), but it doesn't do anything, literally. Oddly it doesn't even copy to the clip board. Does any one know?

    :)
     
    varxtis, Nov 16, 2020
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  2. Kantastic Win User

    Print window popping up off screen

    Look at the print window on the bottom half of the attached image, it's out of the screen. I have to drag it up to click the print button.
     
    Kantastic, Nov 16, 2020
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  3. keakar Win User
    monitor resolution has screen print way too small

    my widescreen lcd monitor (see specs) needs to use 1680x1050 to have a normal looking picture but this monitor resolution has the screen print way too small for my liking. its like looking at newspaper print. this print size looks to be about the same physical size as my old 17" monitor had but on this 22" it looks very miniturized and not in proportion to the monitor size.

    is there a way to increase webpage print like your reading here in this post?

    by using desktop right click to properties i tried changing text size but it only effects start menu items or the menu bar up top but not the address window or tabs or the search bar. if i use a different resolution to get bigger print i end up with a stretched out look to the screen. the best way to describe that is the round smileys on the right become lemon shaped and the larger the object, like the tpu shortcut icon on my desktop, the more pronounced the warping is.

    can someone tell me how to adjust this for better reading?

    PS - i have the lastest video and monitor drivers installed.
     
    keakar, Nov 16, 2020
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  4. Is there a way to Screen Print Active Window straight to PNG?

    Print to PDF missing in Printer List

    Hi William,

    We suggest that you disable and re-enable the Print to PDF feature. Here are the steps:

    • Click on the Start menu and type in Windows Features.
    • Choose Turn Windows features on or off.
    • On the next window, find Microsoft Print to PDF and disable it. Click
      OK to save changes.
    • Restart your PC.
    • Repeat the same steps to re-enable Microsoft Print to PDF.
    If the issue persists, we suggest that you perform the troubleshooting steps suggested on the link below under
    Advanced:

    Fix printer problems

    Regards.
     
    Rolando Vil, Nov 16, 2020
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