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Can I use the snipping tool to take a screenshot of the windows 8 start screen or modern apps?

When I open an application, say IE, in Windows 8, it occupies the full screen.

Now, if I want to take a snip of it using Snipping tool, the application closes.

Any idea how I can take a screen shot of the application?

marked as duplicate by Journeyman Geek, ChrisF, Sathyajith Bhat Oct 30 '12 at 14:40

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Traditional screenshot methods will not work for Modern UI apps.

To take a screenshot of a Modern UI app, press Windows + Print Screen.
This will save a screenshot to My Pictures\Screenshots. (it works on the desktop too)

You can then open the image in any non-Modern image viewer and use the Snipping Tool there.

  • That works fine, but i want "Snipping Tool", which takes selected screenshot cuts to work – Divakar Raj Oct 30 '12 at 14:11
  • @DivakarRaj: That won't work. Sorry. – SLaks Oct 30 '12 at 14:13
  • Edit the screenshot using mspaint after using Win+printscreen. – Moab Oct 30 '12 at 15:06

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