When I open the Snipping Tool I am able to hit print screen on my Vista computer and capture drop down menus or the start menu without a problem. When I use the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 I'm not able to use the Print Screen button because I have to use the Fn Key to activate Print screen which is non-responsive on the Win 7 side. It works on the Vista side on the same laptop just not on the Win 7 side. Just as a side not I can capture using Win 7 just can't get the screen shots of menus because they go away when the capture because available.
Thanks for the quick reply. The problem is when using a laptop I am not able to capture the Start Menu or any menus in MS Office when they appear because they don't remain on the screen when the cross hair appears to capture the screen. It works on my PC keyboard using Vista just not on my laptops running Win 7. I can capture and maniplute images just fine, just menus like the Start menu or when you press the File to choose print screen. Keyboard works laptops can't capture hidden menus once they are revealed.
Print Screen works for basic screen shots, but are you able to capture just the Start menu options that are seen when you press the Windows Key? I can make screen captures of the desktop, but can not get the Snipping tool to do a screen capture of the Start menu or show how to to go to Start --> Programs using the Snipping tool. Using my PC it will work just not on my two HP laptops.
You will not be able to take screenshots of menus with the Snipping Tool. You can use Paint to take a full screen screenshot with the menus included, then crop the image as needed to have only what you like out of it for the screenshot.
Attached is what I can do with the Snipping Tool in Vista using a PC keyboard. I can not do this using a laptop. The Snipping Tool does have the ability to capture menus. Just not on laptops. I even changed the short cut for Print Screen to Ctrl + Alt + Insert, no luck.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell DM061 (E520) OS Win 7 (7100 x64); OS X 10.5.6 CPU Intel Pentium D 915 - 2.8Ghz x 2 Motherboard Dell 0WG864 Memory 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 Graphics Card nVidia XFX GeForce 9600GT Monitor(s) Displays Acer P223W; Acer X223W Screen Resolution 3360x1050
Keyboard Dell Multimedia Keyboard Mouse Dell PSU OCZ StealthXstream 400W Case Dell E520 (lol) Hard Drives Seagate 150GB; Western Digital 150GB; Western Digital 500GB; WD MyBook World Edition 1TB (NAS) Internet Speed 128KB/s :(
Itinva, right click on snipping tool icon in the start menu, click on properties then assign a keyboard shortcut for it; eg. Ctrl+F5 or something like that. Then open up any menu, then press Ctrl+F5 and it works.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Built OS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x32 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 Ghz Motherboard Intel Desktop Board DG31PR Memory 2GB Transcend DDR2 PC2-5300 (333 Mhz) Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster 540N Screen Resolution 1024x768
Keyboard Microsoft Intelli Pro Wireless Keyboard Mouse Microsoft Intelli Pro Wireless Optical Mouse Case iBall Engine-X Hard Drives 250 GB Seagate HDD, 500 GB Seagate HDD Internet Speed 2 Mb/sDownload Speed, 512 Kb/s Upload Speed Other Info Have a laptop too (With Windows 7 Ultimate x64).