laptop extended with other monitor


I have  extended laptop with other monitor. Now when i click print scree button i see half from laptop screen and other half from other monitor coming. I do not want that. When i click print screen i want to get all the screen of laptop as it usually do before connetectin other external monitor. please advise
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VB ITSConnect With a Mentor Specialist ConsultantCommented:
When you go to save a snip, click on the Save as type dropdown and select JPEG file (*.JPG) and save the snip.
Snipping-Tool---Save-As.pngThe next time you go to save a snip it will default to the last saved extension which in this case will be .JPG
AkinsdConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
Click on the window you want to make active
Hold down the "Alt" button while pressing Prt Sc
Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This is how the print screen function works - the key alone captures ALL desktops.
Your options include:
1. Use a third party program (like Gadwin Print Screen) - Not sure it will do what you want, but it does offer several options
2. Use Alt+Print Screen to capture the active window
3. Use the Windows Snipping tool (which is what I use).
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gudii9Author Commented:
2. Use Alt+Print Screen to capture the active window

i want whole window. Say i have a chat session open it captures only chat window but ignores all the background screen which i do not want. Please advise if i can do without any external tool?
VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
You can't selectively printscreen just one monitor in a multi-monitor setup. You can only take a screenshot of either the active window or the entire viewing display. If you want to screenshot just one monitor then you'll need to use a tool.

Windows 7/8/8.1 comes with the Snipping Tool (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool) which you can use to do this.
gudii9Author Commented:
i like this internal tool. How to save by default as jpg rather than png file. I think jpg image occupies less memory on the laptop right when i save. please advise
gudii9Author Commented:
i wonder if there is short cut to invoke the sniping tool rather than manually goind through all programs--->accessory-->snipping tool?
AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You can run the tool from the run command
Windows Logo + R

You can create your own shortcut
Navigate to the program and add a shortcut key to the properties

Win 7
Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click Snipping Tool and select Properties

Win 8
Type Snipping (quick search from the apps window)
Right click and select open file location
Right click SnippingTool.exe and select properties

Select the shortcut key and press the desired key combinations

VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Actually it's faster to just pin the Snipping Tool to your Taskbar which is exactly what I have done on my end. Right click on the Snipping Tool in the Start Menu then click Pin to taskbar. Now you can simply launch it by clicking on the icon in the taskbar!
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