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How To Screenshot Only One Monitor (Using Dual Screen Setup)

Screenshots are the most often thing that we take time to time on our laptops, Computers, and mostly in our smartphones.

They are the best way to store any information or to collect any information that is important to you or maybe for some other reasons. Sometimes we need to ask something about any error then it is quite helpful to take a screenshot and direct mail to your technical team.

So, in this article, we are going to figure out, how to take a screenshot of only one monitor while using the dual screenshot setup.

If you are a digital marketer or any type of online content creator then it is quite helpful to use the dual-screen setup for your computer or to purchase any external monitors for eye strain so that you can enhance your efficiency.

But, If your that traditional method to take a screenshot of your computer screen then it will take a dual-screen screenshot simultaneously. So, here we are going to figure out some methods by which you can take a screenshot single monitor screen.

All these methods that I am going to share below are working in all operating systems. No matter, you are using windows 10 or you are using windows 7.

So here is the quick tutorial guide on how to take a screenshot on windows while using the dual-screen setup.

How To Screenshot Only One Monitor

How To Screenshot Only One Monitor

  • Now, if you are using a dual or triple screen monitor setup then, First of all, make sure that your cursor is on that screen which you want to capture.

Note – Make sure that there is any program or file is opened on that screen. Otherwise, it will take the screenshot of both the screens with this method.

  • Next, Press CTRL + ALT + PrtScn on your Keyboard.
  • Next, Open Word / Email / Paint or whatever else program where you want to paste that screenshot.
  • Press CTRL + V to paste it immediately

How To Take Screenshot With All Screens (Dual Or Triple)

This shortcut is quite simple and almost everyone knows it.

But, here is the step by step guide to taking a screenshot by showing both screens.

  • Press CTRL + PrtScn 
  • Now press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot where you want ( word, email, paint, etc )

You can also use the popular windows shortcut that most of the people use to take the screenshots that are, Windows + PrtScn.

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These are the couple of handy methods that you can use to take screenshots easily from your dual-screen computer setup. Since I am also using the dual-screen setup and hence I found these methods useful.


There are might some other methods by which you can take screenshots, But, these are quick and handy methods that you can use to take screenshots. I hope you will like this article on How To Screenshot Only One Monitor.

You can also use the Snipping tools such as lightroom. It is totally free and easy to use.

But those methods are not as quick as much to use the keyboards shortcuts to take screenshots. And, in case, if you are looking for any monitor under $300 then you can check out our buying guide.

Till then, Stay Tuned!

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Thomas Redd

Thomas Redd serves as the Computing Editor at Nice, Inc., where he manages all content related to laptops, monitors, tablets, and other computer peripherals. A native Oklahoman, Thomas joined Nice, Inc. in 2018, excited to work for a media company based in his hometown.