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Windows 7: Whenever Snipping Tool is open, my right click fails in all other apps

07 Jun 2017   #11
miloshapiro

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

to Bertison, sometimes I want Snipping Tool to stay open because I plan on posting that picture again someplace within the next hour but don't really want to save it as a .jpg permanently. Other times, I'm going to be using ST a lot to do lots of snips and don't want to have to keep opening and closing the program every time when just clicking "New" is faster.

I find it hard to believe your left-click doesn't work with ST is open. How could you tell an email, word doc, etc where you wanted to paste the image if you couldn't left click?

While it's certainly possible to close and reopen ST with each usage and while I could save every image to hard drive rather than keeping ST open for later usage, to me this really is a bug. There should be no reason I should have to close ST to make right-click work in other applications.


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07 Jun 2017   #12
MourningStar

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

miloshapiro, your experience with ST is a non-issue. it is functioning as designed. what you want may be done with another program. cheers.
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07 Jun 2017   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you have word open it has it's own clip board which will retain more items than just 1 like snipping tool or even ms paint.
Home section clipboard listing open it and copy away
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07 Jun 2017   #14
miloshapiro

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

MourningStar, I'm surprised by your response. If Excel told you that when it's open, right-click doesn't work in any other program, you'd think that was a huge bug. If IE did that to other programs, you'd switch to Firefox or Chrome. I don't know why you think that's an acceptable thing for ST to do to unrelated programs. I may have to live with it, but I definitely consider it a bug.

Thrashzone, can you explain more clearly? I suppose I could paste my item into a word document and then copy it from there if need be so that I can close Snipping Tool, but that doesn't sound like what you're saying. I do see the option off the "Clipboard" section on the "Home" menu, but that's only good if I'm pasting specficially into Word repeatedly. I might paste into Photoshop or Outlook, etc. Also, oddly, if you have that Clipboard section open when you do ST-Copy, it doesn't add it to the clipboard. The clipboard has to be closed when you say Copy or it doesn't show up. At least in Word 2007.
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08 Jun 2017   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miloshapiro View Post
to Bertison, sometimes I want Snipping Tool to stay open because I plan on posting that picture again someplace within the next hour but don't really want to save it as a .jpg permanently. Other times, I'm going to be using ST a lot to do lots of snips and don't want to have to keep opening and closing the program every time when just clicking "New" is faster.

I find it hard to believe your left-click doesn't work with ST is open. How could you tell an email, word doc, etc where you wanted to paste the image if you couldn't left click?

While it's certainly possible to close and reopen ST with each usage and while I could save every image to hard drive rather than keeping ST open for later usage, to me this really is a bug. There should be no reason I should have to close ST to make right-click work in other applications.
Well mate you doenm save it to desktop then just delete it later it isn't rocket science.

Edit: I meant to ask why are you using new snip?? are you doing one then wanting another one because I just click the taskbar icon to do that - new come s up as default in Windows 10.
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08 Jun 2017   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe you'd need to change how you copy
Highlight then right click to copy
Or use the print screen key board key to copy the entire screen
Either should show up if word and the office clip board side window is opened in advance of doing either of the copy methods I described.

That I've noticed actually pasting isn't required
But if you do just select it and then paste in the doc file.
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08 Jun 2017   #17
miloshapiro

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

ICIT2LOL, I'm in Win7 not Win10 so i don't know if that's a difference, but snipping tool is not in my taskbar as an icon. I have to go to the start button and select the program each time i use it. Not horrible, but if I know I'm going to be using it repeatedly through the day, it seems silly to have to close it. I don't close Word or Excel or Outlook every time I use them if I know I'll be using them again. No, it's not rocket science to save every image I think I'll use 2 or 3 times and go out and paste them, but it's about three more steps each time if I could just leave ST open. And again, this used to work.
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08 Jun 2017   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I use snipping tool and it's mostly pinned to my start menu list in 7 I believe one could assign a keyboard combination to open snipping tool too.
10 I pin it to the taskbar.
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09 Jun 2017   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miloshapiro View Post
ICIT2LOL, I'm in Win7 not Win10 so i don't know if that's a difference, but snipping tool is not in my taskbar as an icon. I have to go to the start button and select the program each time i use it. Not horrible, but if I know I'm going to be using it repeatedly through the day, it seems silly to have to close it. I don't close Word or Excel or Outlook every time I use them if I know I'll be using them again. No, it's not rocket science to save every image I think I'll use 2 or 3 times and go out and paste them, but it's about three more steps each time if I could just leave ST open. And again, this used to work.
No mate what I was saying was that as TZ says I pin my snip to the taskbar and when you open it in 7 the whole screen goes a milky appearance and you snip what you want in 10 you open snip but then have to pick New as the screen does not go that milky colour in 10 automatically.
Personally I much prefer the 7 version as the snip in 10 is double handling in my mind
I actually think the feature is brilliant and I have hundreds of snips that I use when posting to stuff that comes up on a regular basis ie how to set the updates etc etc
Now if you typed snip and sent it to the start menu then there should be a option to pin it to the taskbar. I cannot show you from this machine because it is running 10 but the pic is from my tester machine taken with my camera sorry for poor res.


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