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Windows 7: snipping tool


04 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
snipping tool

apologies if ive posted in the wrong area.
with the snipping tool open when i click new both my monitors turn black so the area i snipp comes out black.
is this a bug or is my setup incorrect?
thanks

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04 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It is supposed to darken the screen while snipping. The actual snip should work well. If not, check that you have latest video driver from http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

Alternatively, you can use ctrl+print screen to capture. Then paste into your favorite app like Photoshop or MS Paint. In PS, after capture, hit file | new.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

yeh drivers up to date, the screen dosent just darken it turns totaly black so you cant see the thing your trying to snipp, i used to use 3rd party in xp because you needed too, but i dont want to go 3rd party if the tool is already there to use.
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04 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

sorry forget all that, i dont know why but it seems to be working
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09 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

i cant get it to work with either firefox or internet explorer running, is this built into snipping tool so i cant copy stuff from the net?
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09 Nov 2009   #6
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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10 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

thanks Jacee, am i right in thinking snipping tool is blocked from using either IE or FF then?
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10 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No, not blocked.


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10 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

odd, ive downloaded that FastStone Capture that Jacee put up for my and thats doing exactly the same except this time both my monitors turn white when ive got FF running!
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10 Nov 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Do you have the latest chipset and video card drivers installed? If not, that's your fix.
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