Windows 10: Border around window screenshot Solved

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  1.    30 Sep 2016 #1

    Border around window screenshot


    After the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade, the Alt+PrtScn combo captures a border of some size around a window, as in the screenshot below. Is it possible to have only the active window captured?

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  2.    30 Sep 2016 #2

    Can you take an Alt+PrintScreen shot of a File Explorer window, for example: "C:"
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       30 Sep 2016 #3

    davidpage said: View Post
    After the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade, the Alt+PrtScn combo captures a border of some size around a window
    It doesn't on my AU. I'd check you still have the correct video drivers installed.
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  4.    01 Oct 2016 #4

    Use this: Screenpresso: The Ultimate Screen Capture Tool for Windows

    Capture just the area you want with no cropping required and no border.
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       01 Oct 2016 #5

    pcgeek11 said: View Post
    Use this: Screenpresso: The Ultimate Screen Capture Tool for Windows

    Capture just the area you want with no cropping required and no border.
    Or the built-in Snipping tool that does much the same. The OP's query though was regarding the use of Alt-PrtSc which is not working as it should.
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  6.    02 Oct 2016 #6

    pepanee said: View Post
    Can you take an Alt+PrintScreen shot of a File Explorer window, for example: "C:"
    Yes, the same thing happens.

    I'll check with the other suggested options, thanks! I've set a 125% magnification though, not sure if it might be causing the problem.
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  7.    02 Oct 2016 #7

    You're welcome.

    And yes, try to reset your magnification down to 100% and try it out. If that doesn't work...

    Try to uninstall your video drivers, and have Windows automatically re-install them with their most up to date versions.
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  8.    03 Oct 2016 #8

    Bree said: View Post
    Or the built-in Snipping tool that does much the same. The OP's query though was regarding the use of Alt-PrtSc which is not working as it should.
    Just giving the OP a better option.
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  9.    03 Oct 2016 #9

    Alt+Print Screen is so much easier and faster than using a 3rd party software. I'm not saying anything bad against the software you suggested, I just think that it's more convenient to keep things very simple.
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  10.    04 Oct 2016 #10

    It doesn't seem to be related to the magnification, and Windows detects that I'm already using the latest graphics drivers.

    I'm actually already using a lightweight screenshot program that generates a png file when I press that combo. Just that it doesn't automatically trim the extra space around the window.
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