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Winkey + prtscrn No flash sound or screen dim

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Please post back telling if the commands did any good or not.
    Thank you.

    Like I said above, mine always dims.
    I have 8.1 Pro with Media Center.

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  2. #12


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The dimming was once there on my laptop, and it stopped at some time in the past in Windows 8 Pro, and is still not there in the Windows 8.1 Windows store update upgrade.

    In a new VM of 8.1, installed from the WindowsSetupBox.exe ISO, the dimming is present. It would be interesting to discover if there is a registry key that controls this.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Please post back telling if the commands did any good or not.
    Thank you.

    Like I said above, mine always dims.
    I have 8.1 Pro with Media Center.
    Ran both the commands and restarted. it appeared to fix some corrupted files, but still no luck.
    My guess is its not in some versions of windows.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Found it!!

    You will have to have the Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing turned on (checked) in your visual effects settings to have the screen dim when you capture a screenshot with Windows+Print Screen.

    Visual Effects - Adjust in Windows 8

    (updated) Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Found it!!

    You will have to have the Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing turned on (checked) in your visual effects settings to have the screen dim when you capture a screenshot with Windows+Print Screen.

    Visual Effects - Adjust in Windows 8

    (updated) Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

    Click image for larger version
    YOURE A HERO THANK YOU..
    And what about the flash sound effect?
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  6. #16


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks Shawn!

    The registry settings can be found here:

    Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing - Windows 7 Help Forums


    The 'Animate Windows when minimizing and maximizing' registry value is here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    String Value: MinAnimate

    Value:
    1 = Animation Enabled
    0 = Animation Disabled

    If you find that the value changes when you reboot, it could be that the 'No Save Settings' is enabled.

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    DWord(32bit) Value: NoSaveSettings

    Value:
    1 = Settings are NOT saved on reboot
    0 = Settings ARE saved on reboot
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuchie View Post
    YOURE A HERO THANK YOU..
    And what about the flash sound effect?
    I've never had a sound effect.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad this is solved.

    Here is a video of my screen dimming as I press WinKey+Print Screen.
    Redundant I suppose.
    It dims several times in the first 15 seconds.

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