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Windows 7: How to use snipping tool with context menus

11 Jan 2012   #1
jeep123

New York
 
 
How to use snipping tool with context menus

So how do you get the snip tool to work with say a context menu or clicking on an item in the system tray (for example getting a snip of your wireless networks).

I can click open the wireless menu list and then hit the snip shortcut but as soon as you do that it closes that wireless list (when the snip program is opened).

Any thoughts?


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11 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jeep,

I've always found it easier to use Paint like in step 1 of the tutorial below to take a screenshot that includes menus and context menus. Of course, you'll have to cut and crop the image a bit to only include what you want in the screenshot.

Screenshot with Paint

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jan 2012   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also IrfanView has a Screen Shot where you can hit a hotkey to capture open menus or launcher stacks. Look in the Options Menu for screen shot options.
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11 Jan 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Jing which can be programmed to a function key. The effect is the same as a screenshot except you can select the area you copy and add comments, arrows, boxes, etc. at the same time.
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12 Jan 2012   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeep123 View Post
So how do you get the snip tool to work with say a context menu or clicking on an item in the system tray (for example getting a snip of your wireless networks).

I can click open the wireless menu list and then hit the snip shortcut but as soon as you do that it closes that wireless list (when the snip program is opened).

Any thoughts?
Press Print Screen ( or PrtSc ) key, then crop it.
Like this ........
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12 Jan 2012   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you want more than plain vanilla you can use SnapDraw Free

Some time back I put a screen shot in the Free Software thread. You can easily do balloon text, arrows and other annotations without reading a manual.
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12 Jan 2012   #7
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

I should elaborate on what I initially replied ..........
I use PicPick screen-capture program. It is a free program, a poor man version of SnagIt.
In the case such as you described, press Print Screen to capture the active window.
The captured image will appear in PicPick window.
Use the crop option to crop the wireless image.
This will be the result......

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12 Jan 2012   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Start the Snipping Tool. Click Cancel but, donít close the tool. Next open the menu you want to capture. With that menu open press the Ctrl and Print Screen buttons on your keyboard. Now you can use the snipping tool like you normally would and click and drag over the menu you want to capture.
Jerry
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12 Jan 2012   #9
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Start the Snipping Tool. Click Cancel but, donít close the tool. Next open the menu you want to capture. With that menu open press the Ctrl and Print Screen buttons on your keyboard. Now you can use the snipping tool like you normally would and click and drag over the menu you want to capture.
Jerry
Thanks!

A lot easier/less steps than using Paint.
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12 Jan 2012   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Start the Snipping Tool. Click Cancel but, donít close the tool. Next open the menu you want to capture. With that menu open press the Ctrl and Print Screen buttons on your keyboard. Now you can use the snipping tool like you normally would and click and drag over the menu you want to capture.
Jerry
Thanks!

A lot easier/less steps than using Paint.
You're welcome
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