The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,914 other followers

Boomer screenshots: wondering why Windows still has no keyboard shortcut for saving a screenshot or screen snippet to disk

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/14

With the disappearing PrtScn buttons on modern keyboards, boomer screenshots are about the only way to easily persist a screenshot, as these are the only available Windows screenshot shortcuts:

  • PrtScn: copies full screenshot to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard
  • Windows + PrtScn: saves full screenshot to a file; multiple invocations saves to new files
  • Windows + Shift + S: copies full screen or part of the screen to the clipboard, and allows manual action to start snippet tool to save the clipboard contents; often looses the image when on remote desktop connections or when copying something else to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard

Now look at macOS what a choices, and how less messy than on Windows:

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

For macOS 10.14 Mojave and newer, you can even set the folder (default: Desktop) to save the screenshots to:

I want this ease in Windows as well, and maybe I can in part without installing external tools and modifying existing shortcuts to make things easier:

Written after bumping into [Archive.is] Jeff Atwood on Twitter: “Someone just called a smartphone pic of their monitor a “boomer screenshot” and I literally LOLed 🤣… “

–jeroen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: