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Change windows key shortcuts on Windows 8
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In Windows 8, I can press Windows + Printscreen button to save the screenshot automatically

Is there a way to change this buttom combination? For example, is it possible to change this to just Printscreen alone? So that by simply pressing Printscreen, it automatically saves the screenshot for me?

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marked as duplicate by Moab, KronoS, random Oct 30 '12 at 21:16

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Do you mean Fn key of the Windows key? –  Alexey Ivanov Oct 30 '12 at 20:34
    
Look into SnagIT or Greenshot. Both better than the integrated software in my opinion. –  kobaltz Oct 30 '12 at 20:55

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The following combinations have worked before Windows 8 and still work in Windows 8:

  • PrintScreen works without pressing Windows key. It puts the copy of the screen to the clipboard.
  • Alt + PrintScreen copies the currently active window to the clipboard.

The new Windows + PrintScreen simply does additional work of saving the image into a PNG file.


I doubt you could change it to something different without 3rd party tools. There are lots of screen shot tools which can provide options to change the key combination to make screen shot.

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It can be changed without a 3rd party app, click the link under the question above made by Matthew Wong –  Moab Oct 30 '12 at 20:23
    
which link is it? –  Chin Nov 15 '12 at 1:36
    
@Chin The link to the duplicate question: Change windows key shortcuts on Windows 8. Anyway it's either a registry hack which remaps keys, or a 3rd party tool. –  Alexey Ivanov Nov 15 '12 at 6:04

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