Grab a Screenshot with This Windows 8 Shortcut

Windows 8 may be infamous for that missing Start button, but it has a lot of added features as well, one of them being the ability to take a screen shot without any added software.

When you want to capture whatever is on your screen, simply press the Windows key and the Prt Sc key simultaneously. The image will go to the clipboard as before, and will also be saved to the My Pictures folder. The first capture will be automatically named Screenshot.png, the next will be Screenshot(1).png, etc.

This is the first time Windows has added a quick and easy way to instantly save a screen shot to your hard drive when, previously, grabbed screen shots could only be saved to the clipboard.

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