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Windows 7: Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to

15 Nov 2011   #1
Dude7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to

I've successfully added Snipping Tool to the context menu using kintomaniac's ContextMenuTweaker. But, how do you make the Snipping Tool appear in the context menu when right-clicking in a browser?

Tried in IE and FF.

Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1


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15 Nov 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's a tutorial on the Snipping Tool.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

post back if you need more help!
THW
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15 Nov 2011   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selvan777 View Post
I've successfully added Snipping Tool to the context menu using kintomaniac's ContextMenuTweaker. But, how do you make the Snipping Tool appear in the context menu when right-clicking in a browser?

Tried in IE and FF.

Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1
I believe the Context Menu option is for Desktop not browser. I'm not sure if we can add custom menu for browsers.
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15 Nov 2011   #4
Dude7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm looking for a way to capture a screenshot using Snipping Tool via the context menu of a browser.

Thanks

Here you can see Snipping Tool when called from the desktop.

Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-untitled1.jpg

Here you can't see Snipping Tool when called from the browser.

Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-untitled2.jpg


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15 Nov 2011   #5
Dude7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
I'm not sure if we can add custom menu for browsers.
That's a shame, ought to be reported as a feature enhancement or bug.
I guess ScreenGrab remains than.
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15 Nov 2011   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I need snipping tool I go to start/accessories/snipping tool to activate it.
Here is a snip of your post #4
Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-capturesnipper.png

Is there something I am missing here?


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15 Nov 2011   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selvan777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
I'm not sure if we can add custom menu for browsers.
That's a shame, ought to be reported as a feature enhancement or bug.
I guess ScreenGrab remains than.
It's not a bug. Browser the interface is different each browser has it's own context menu. As for Firefox search for extensions https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...atform=windows

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
When I need snipping tool I go to start/accessories/snipping tool to activate it.
Here is a snip of your post #4
Attachment 183798

Is there something I am missing here?
I think he is asking to add snipping tool to browser's context menu not to desktop context menu.
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15 Nov 2011   #8
Dude7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
It's not a bug
None the less, I think it should have been written so it functions in at least IE.

Anyway, guess I'll look at Mozilla to see if it's possible since learning from you it's browser independent. Had a look at those FF extensions and see no mention of ScreenGrab, guess it is pretty old, but it is still working for me for now.
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15 Nov 2011   #9
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selvan777 View Post
I've successfully added Snipping Tool to the context menu using kintomaniac's ContextMenuTweaker. But, how do you make the Snipping Tool appear in the context menu when right-clicking in a browser?

Tried in IE and FF.

Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1
Warning: Maybe Shawn could check this out with approval or disapproval before anyone tries it. All I know is that it worked for me.

Just for kicks, I just did it so I know it's possible. I did get the security warning which can be checked to not show again.

Here's what I did, added entries to the Registry for the menuext.
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Snipping Tool]
@="file://E:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Snip\\snip.htm"
"Contexts"=dword:00000001
You will have to change the path for where you place the snip.htm file. Note on my Win 7 partition, I'm E:

I placed the snip.htm code below into a created Snip folder in the path above. The code has to be copied and saved as snip.htm. Of course you can change the name of it but you would also have to change it in the registry code above.
snip.htm code
Code:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
var shell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
shell.run("SnippingTool.exe");
</SCRIPT>

Warning Dialog:
Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-untitled.jpg

Menu Item:
Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-untitled2.jpg

Snipping Tool
Snipping Tool via context menu in a browser - how to-untitled3.jpg


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15 Nov 2011   #10
Dude7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Cool, thanks, I got it in the context menu of IE v9 but clicking it does nothing although it works via run snippingtool.exe.

Thanks for bumping me to review the latest screen capture add-ons, this one, although slow, is great, ScreenGrab with online upload.
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