On a day-to-day basis, it is quite likely that you need take a screenshot of what you are seeing on your computer. Whether it is for educational or work purposes or simply so that you do not forget something about what you are seeing as a reservation that you have made. For this, the ‘Snipping’ application is available in Windows, but there are other ways to make it much easier with keyboard shortcuts.
If you are not a person who is in the ‘geek’ world, surely it is difficult for you take advantage of keyboard shortcuts. But you should know that one has existed for many years now, that it is very easy to remember and that it will save you a lot of time.
The command you can use to autosave the entire screen
The most common methods for taking a screenshot cause the captured image to be automatically saved to the clipboard. To be able to store it on local disk it will be necessary to use other editing tools such as Paint to paste it and work with her. But it may be interesting in these cases to opt for an autosave of the entire screen in a specific location.
And although it may seem like something really simple to have a function that autosaves the screen, the truth is that it was not until Windows 8, released in 2012, when Microsoft came up with a keyboard shortcut that would autosave the screen at a given moment. We are referring to the shortcut ‘Windows + PrintScreen’.
By pressing these two keys simultaneously, the screenshot of what is being displayed will be saved inside ‘My Images’ in the folder that is generated called ‘Screenshots’. The format that is established for saving is PNG, which offers a higher quality as it is not as compressed as JPG.
That is why we speak of a function that has been with us since 2012, and that makes screenshots much faster by not having to rely on Paint. Of course, some users could have already discovered it, but many others who do not investigate the operating system so much will have discovered it and it can greatly improve their productivity.