Suppose I download bitcoin wallet software, or Armory, and create a new account, on my laptop. Can I see and transcribe the newly-created private key? Then suppose I receive some Bitcoin into this new wallet-on-laptop. If I transcribe the private key I can see onto durable media, (a paper wallet, coldsteel device, or some other durable material), then I could remove the wallet software from my laptop completely and be left with a hard wallet, offline and very secure. But does the latest Bitoin Core wallet or Armory wallet show (display), or let the user see that private key?