How can I specify which screen I want to take a picture of? I don't want to crop the result in a photo editor.

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    Alt-PrtScn will take a copy of the current program window, not sure if there is one for the current screen.
    – Mokubai
    May 28, 2020 at 11:21
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    win+shift+s allows you to paint a rectangle that will become a screenshot.
    – LPChip
    May 28, 2020 at 11:58
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    Maybe Full-Screen Snip from Windows key + shift-S (Snip & Sketch) menu (or the new Screen snip button in the Action Center)?
    – JosefZ
    May 28, 2020 at 17:58

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CTRL + ALT + PrtScn should do this, although there has to be an open window on the desktop that you want to screenshot. source

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