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Windows 7: Snipping tool not able to capture menus in win 7

31 May 2009   #11
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cool Guy View Post
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.

Hope this helps,
C.Guy
How did you achieve that as it wont let me assign a KB shortcut despite being signed in as an Admin.

Edit: Ignore - I did it and it works, thanks very much.


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31 May 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello itinva,

Although as the others have said you can get around the limitations of the snipping tool by editing a full screen to show only that which you require, I can understand that it may be frustrating if you have a lot of captures to perform. I normally advise that you use the native tools where possible but sometimes you may need to look at external programs

What you require is I believe available in Faststone Capture (and others) which is available as freeware for personal use and is also available as a portable application. (does not write to registry etc.)

A+ Freeware - Multimedia & Design - FastStone Capture 5.3 (last freeware version)

An example is included

Snipping tool not able to capture menus in win 7-2009-05-31_143818.png


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31 May 2009   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

The Cool Guy's solution works fine.
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31 May 2009   #14
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
The Snipping tool will not allow for capture of menus (start/context) as they are application sensitive. The Ctrl+Prt Sc is the only way to capture any menu in action.

Start Menu & Context menu captured using 'Print Screen' then editing in Paint as Brink suggested.
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You are wrong, Orbital Shark. I can prove it (I took these from Vista cause I'm currently booted into Vista's partition; if it does work on Vista, it should work on Win7)

Snipping tool not able to capture menus in win 7-dd.png

Snipping tool not able to capture menus in win 7-ddd.jpg


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31 May 2009   #15
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Yes, since I realised that to enter something in that Shortcut Key slot you actually have to click the keys you want in there...LOL and yet another Doh! moment for me.


Thanks.
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31 May 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Guys,

I've tried a few times to do this in Windows 7 and cannot get it to work (rc 7100 x64).

What I get is I open a right click menu and press my assigned hotkey, (Ctrl-F5), and the snipping tools opens, but the right click menu is closed

Of course this may be a "feature" of the 7100 build that is not present in others.

I think as has been said this was not the case with vista, for odd captures the print screen and edit method is fine but if you have a lot to do I believe a 3rd party solution may be better.

At least the choice is there
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31 May 2009   #17
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hello itinva,

Although as the others have said you can get around the limitations of the snipping tool by editing a full screen to show only that which you require, I can understand that it may be frustrating if you have a lot of captures to perform. I normally advise that you use the native tools where possible but sometimes you may need to look at external programs

What you require is I believe available in Fastone Capture (and others) which is available as freeware for personal use and is also available as a portable application. (does not write to registry etc.)

A+ Freeware - Multimedia & Design - FastStone Capture 5.3 (last freeware version)

An example is included

Attachment 12644

Barman's solution is another option for people out there if they didn't get my option to work.
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31 May 2009   #18
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Actually - I qualify my earlier statement. The Cool Guy's solution worked fine in Vista where I was booted at the time, but in Windows 7, although I've set it up the same way, when the Snipping Tool appears with a menu already on the screen it doesn't grey out the screen as it would normally do, so the menu isn't "frozen in time" like it was in Vista and I can't capture it that way.

Now the mystery is, why?
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31 May 2009   #19
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Guess we can better use this software; A+ Freeware - Multimedia & Design - FastStone Capture 5.3 (last freeware version) if it doesn't work in Windows 7.
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31 May 2009   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Another simple way.

1) PRTSCRN
2) Open Wordpad
3) PASTE
4) expand picture to size you want
5) now run the snip tool against the picture in Wordpad
6) save as PNG or JPG file

Cheers
jimbo
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