Snipping Tool in Windows 7 - drop-down button & dialog box disappears

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  1. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #11

    Had a scour around and found this I don't know what else there is as there were plenty of registry alterations but it is risky.
    Snipping Tool problem go to post #6 WHS is clued up on this stuff and has a good alternative. In the meantime I'll keep looking.

    Otherwise it means a thorough back up and reinstall
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  2. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #12

    Britton30 said:
    The New drop-down menu only appears when the snip tool is first opened, before you have made any selection.

    Attachment 287954

    I don't have a reason for the missing menus after making a selection.

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    Sorry mate I was out hunting around and well it had been fixed. My snip just turns the whole screen opaque I don't have to use the new or anything - just outline the bits I want.:).
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    PSCO2007 -- thanks, but as I said, I use SnagIt, which I love, but there's no reason to have a third party app for simple snipping needs. I love Snipping Tool and all that it does.

    As I mentioned, it was mostly odd because one minute it was working and another minute it wasn't.

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    Francine
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Britton - no such luck about it being about the reboot, I've rebooted at least a dozen times today as I tried all sorts of cleaning and checking options as I noted in my initial post.

    It only corrected after rebuilding Word, which I was living in most of the day today until it happened.

    Thanks again!
    (doing the happy Snoopy dance!)
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  5. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 7 Professional X64
       #15

    You're welcome.
    I realized after my post that you asked for no additional programs.

    I've been using this forever and love it, but glad you have fixed your problem.
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    ICit2lol - Yes, that is how the Snipping Tool works for everyone. However, if you want to control the style of the snip - a Rectangle, the entire Window, Free-form, that drop-down arrow to the right of New allows you to control what kind of snip you want.

    It's actually a pretty robust tool beyond the default and I use it often.

    In it's basic/simple form (which is all some need) it frosts the screen and you click and drag - you're right!

    Enjoy!
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  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #17

    Yes, you could do one like this.

    Snipping Tool in Windows 7 - drop-down button & dialog box disappears-capture.jpg
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       #18

    Britton30 said:
    Yes, you could do one like this.

    Snipping Tool in Windows 7 - drop-down button & dialog box disappears-capture.jpg
    Yes master
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