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Windows 7: Ways to make a screenshot

11 Feb 2010   #1
jwalk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Ways to make a screenshot

Does anybody know if there's a way to press the Print Screen button and have a screenshot auto-save to, say, the Desktop or another location?

You'll have to forgive me, but I've been using Linux for a while, and I'm used to the functionality there where you press PRNTSCRN and a Save As... dialog pops up. Having to have an instance of Paint or PS open to paste screen shots into is cumbersome and seems like a silly way of doing things.


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11 Feb 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quick answer: Use the "Snipping Tool" and you can save it directly to the desktop.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Or from the command line with BoxCutter

boxcutter: command line-driven screenshot program for Windows

echo. |boxcutter -f %userprofile%\desktop\ScreenShot.jpg
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11 Feb 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Or if you want to capture the screen without the Command Prompt, you can copy and paste this code into a script. Call it Screen.cmd and then you can type it at the Command Prompt and it will give you approximately 20 seconds to close windows or minimize the Command Prompt out of the way. Needs to be run from where BoxCutter is unless you want to modify the script to have path names.

Code:
@echo off
for /l %%x in (1,1,20000) do @echo. 
echo. |boxcutter -f %userprofile%\desktop\ScreenShot.jpg
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11 Feb 2010   #5
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Code:
 
for /l %%x in (1,1,20000) do @echo.
And I assume that the bolded above is the time, in milliseconds
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11 Feb 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Code:
 
for /l %%x in (1,1,20000) do @echo.
And I assume that the bolded above is the time, in milliseconds
Approximately. It is nowhere near accurate it is just a simple way to wait without using 3rd party utilities.
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