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Windows 7: Snip tool no longer working with Cntrl Print Screen

14 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Prof 64 bit
Snip tool no longer working with Cntrl Print Screen

I used to be able to use the snip tool in conjunction with Cntrl Print screen, but it no longer works. This is useful to capture drop down or context menus that disappear when you try to use the snip tool by itself. I tried this on another computer, but it is not working there either. Did some kind of update disable this feature?

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14 Apr 2016   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

A workaround is using Jing and program the PrtScreen function to a function key.

You are aware that you have to dump the PrtScrn into e.g. Paint before you see the clipboard info.
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15 Apr 2016   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

You did not say what you are seeing when you press Control plus Print Screen. Does the menu of interest go away when you press Control plus Print Screen?

plus Print Screen and W7's Snipping Tool still works for me, but I don't have a access to a computer that is fully patched right now. Maybe someone in the forum can test for you with a fully patched W7 OS.

For anyone wanting to test this for the OP, you can follow the steps in the image below:

Snip tool no longer working with Cntrl Print Screen-capture.png

Source: Snipping Tool: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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