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Windows 7: Screen Shots with single key press

19 Aug 2010   #1
Internet Badass

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Screen Shots with single key press

I dont like it how if i take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....


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19 Aug 2010   #2
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

After thinking on this for some time I cannot think of one thing so far
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19 Aug 2010   #3
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I dont like it how if i take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....
Try FastStone Capture, that's the only one I can think of off the top of my head that will take screenshots like that... It's not free though. I've been using it at work to do screenshots for the last 2 years (I'm a help manual author), works like a dream.
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19 Aug 2010   #4
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I dont like it how if i take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....


snipping tool does not work?
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19 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I dont like it how if i take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....
snipping tool does not work?
That was the first thing I thought too. But it seems like he wants to have it make a picture file without having to actually do anything beyond pressing a single key.

IB, I agree with you. That would save some time. The only problem I see with it is, what if it is pressed accidentally. On a desktop keyboard, or USB keyboard, chances seems slim, but on a laptop keyboard, the chances a lot higher. Of course, an option to turn it on and off in control panel would take care of that problem.
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19 Aug 2010   #6
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

snipping tool does not work if you want to copy screen w/ an open context menu
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19 Aug 2010   #7
Forwox

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I dont like it how if i take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....
Actually you can capture desktop with Fraps. Take a look in attach.


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19 Aug 2010   #8
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
That was the first thing I thought too. But it seems like he wants to have it make a picture file without having to actually do anything beyond pressing a single key.
Have a look here: Assign a Shortcut Key to the Snipping Tool in Windows Vista - How-To Geek

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
snipping tool does not work if you want to copy screen w/ an open context menu
You can take a snip of menus, have a look at the notes at the end of this article: Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

Edit Yay... 600th post.
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19 Aug 2010   #9
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

worked...



I have to hold the Fn key and the Ctrl then PrtSc
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19 Aug 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
That was the first thing I thought too. But it seems like he wants to have it make a picture file without having to actually do anything beyond pressing a single key.
Have a look here: Assign a Shortcut Key to the Snipping Tool in Windows Vista - How-To Geek
Congrats on the 600th post.

It seem like that just opens the snipping tool. I meant something more like it creating a new jpeg on the desktop that is whatever was on the screen when you pressed a button.
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