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Windows 7: Tips Display Capture

07 Jan 2011   #11
Mike Connor

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My pleasure. If you need a walk through that's no problem. It's all quite easy really. You don't actually need to know much in order to use these things.

Where do you want to start?

Regards....Mike Connor


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07 Jan 2011   #12
James Colbert

 
 

Hi Marcos, Welcome.

You could just install the program Mike recommends. Just create a System Restore point first:

System Restore Point - Create

If the program causes issues, you could then restore your system, choosing the restore point you created prior to the install:

System Restore

James
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07 Jan 2011   #13
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi James, thnx for the welcome and the tip, will do.

Mike, I d/l autokey. Here's my limited understanding : I'm guessing the autokey pgm is used to create a pgm file where one inputs code that defines a keyboard key to run the tool tip capture? I assume the end goal is to put the cursor over a file so that the tool tip appears and then to press the prgrm'd key?
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07 Jan 2011   #14
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Autohotkey itself is a program that runs in the background on your machine. When it starts you get an icon in the tray, a green "H"



This allows you to run scripts easily and do a lot of other things.

PicPick is a resident program that runs in the tray, and can do all sorts of things. That is the "Artists Palette" in the tray.
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07 Jan 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

To run a script all you need is a text file containing the script, and you save it as "filename.ahk"

Autohotkey automatically accepts scripts with the file extension .ahk

There are thousands of ready made scripts on the net and you can usually find one to do what you want.

when you run a script and it works, then you can "compile" it. It is then a stand alone executable file.

These are all autohotkey programs written by "skrommel";

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/

<http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/>

there are thousands more of these available and the source scripts in the form of text files are usually available.
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07 Jan 2011   #16
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thnx Mike - OK I have a file of type 'AutoHotKey Script' named 'ToolTipCapture' with the contents copied & pasted from your post above in My Documents folder. In the sys tray are the two icons (AHK and PicPick). What next?
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07 Jan 2011   #17
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

now save the script as "tooltips.ahk" ( without the quotation marks ).

Now, when you right click on that script autohotkey will give you options what to do with it;



These are;

Run script
Compile Script
Edit script

Choose run script and the script will run, and in this case a small window will appear on your screen with the text "Here_are the tooltips"

When you move your mouse over a file with a tooltip, the tooltip text from that file is captured and shown in a separate box on the screen;



You can now capture this box by pressing <Shift> <Print Screen>

Which opens PicPick capture tool. Move the PicPick cursor to the box and then hold the left mouse button down and draw a rectangle around what you want to capture. As soon as you let go of the mouse button PicPick captures everything in the rectangle, and gives you a menu so you can choose what to do with what you have captured.

Are you following me so far?
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07 Jan 2011   #18
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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yes, I'm with you - not the result I expected. The desired image is ghosted behind a small mssg window and the folder contents display :


Attached Images
Tips Display Capture-image-1.jpg 
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07 Jan 2011   #19
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

... also that little tooltips window is following my cursor whereever I go. How do I turn it off?
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07 Jan 2011   #20
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
... also that little tooltips window is following my cursor whereever I go. How do I turn it off?
You now have two green "H" icons in the tray. Right click on the second one, and you get an option menu.
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