Microsoft is on the brink of change how the Print Display (Prt Scr) key works in Home windows 11. For the primary time in a long time the default conduct will now open Microsoft’s personal Snipping Device as an alternative of capturing a picture of your whole display screen and copying it to the Clipboard. Microsoft has began testing this variation in current beta builds of Home windows 11.
Whereas Home windows 11 already has a setting to will let you change Print Display to open the Snipping Device, Microsoft will set this because the default conduct within the upcoming KB5025310 replace. In case you have beforehand modified the choice in Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard then Home windows 11 will preserve the setting you selected, however for a lot of this will likely be converted.
Print Display has all the time been in want of an overhaul although, particularly if you happen to’re utilizing a multi-monitor setup because it captures all screens except you maintain ALT + Print Display to seize the lively window as an alternative. Many third-party apps have additionally tried to intercept and use the button through the years. Microsoft’s personal OneDrive tries to save lots of screenshots made utilizing Print Display, Dropbox makes an attempt to do the identical factor, and apps like ShareX additionally default to utilizing Print Display to seize screenshots.
Microsoft’s option to default Print Display to its personal Snipping Device might shock or anger some Home windows 11 customers, however it’s straightforward to change the conduct again and IT admins ought to be capable to management how this rolls out to machines within the coming months.
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