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Can't do Direct Screen-Shot Capture. Thoughs?

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Unfortunately, Snipping tool isn't working for Metro screen, I have to work harder and find what I'm missing.
    I assure you that it is working for Metro Screen, just make sure that Snipping Tool is running and not in capture mode then go to Metro Screen, press Ctrl+Printscreen to get back into Capture Mode then use your mouse, press and hold then drag the area you want to capture.
    Here is the screen shot I did while replying to you.

    Click image for larger version

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks. Not to bug, but can you get the start screen as a whole?
    NP, yes I can take the full screen capture.
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Briefly skimming this thread, it sounds as a whole that the PrntScrn key is damaged or something. Try running a key testing program, sorry that I can't get a link right now as I post most of the time from my iPod.

    One thing you can try, is MWSnap, I'm not sure if it works with Metro UI.

    Sorry for being inconveniently short on help right now, but if it's still unanswered in the morning, I'll look into it.
    Thanks much to both of you. And, to bummyfan, thanks especially for your time and effort.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks. Not to bug, but can you get the start screen as a whole?
    NP, yes I can take the full screen capture.
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Briefly skimming this thread, it sounds as a whole that the PrntScrn key is damaged or something. Try running a key testing program, sorry that I can't get a link right now as I post most of the time from my iPod.

    One thing you can try, is MWSnap, I'm not sure if it works with Metro UI.

    Sorry for being inconveniently short on help right now, but if it's still unanswered in the morning, I'll look into it.
    Thanks much to both of you. And, to bummyfan, thanks especially for your time and effort.
    All good, and I believe it's "brummyfan"
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    "Do you know if you can get screen shots in general from the metro area with a properly functioning print screen whether used in combo with win key or alt, by itself, with snagit, or whatever?"
    I don't understand why you are complicating it with Win key and alt. With a functioning PrintScreen Key, you can capture anything on the screen: Metro Screen, partial Metro Screen, Popup Menu, Cascading context menu etc.... Just follow exactly the steps that I showed earlier using Snipping Tool and Ctrl+PrintScreen.

    Edit:
    Use all there at once with print screen or what?
    Just ding on me. The answer is ctrl or alt or Shift or any combination of those with F1-FXX or Page up, Page down etc...
    And, thank you very much too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    OK, let's start it over again:
    With a functioning PrintScreen Key:

    1. Start Snipping Tool. If it is in capture mode, that is the screen is kind of greyed out, then press Escape to get out of capture mode.
    2. Display the screen that you want to capture, whether it's metro screen, context menu, start menu etc...
    3. Press Ctrl + PrintScreen key, this will put Snipping tool back in capture mode without making anything disappear
    4. Use your mouse to click and drag over the area that you want to capture. If you want the full screen then move your mouse to the left top corner and drag it to the bottom right corner then release it.



    With a Non functioning PrintScreen, I also have a solution for that using Snipping Tool but let's leave it for later.
    Thanks very much. Tried the revised instructions. No workie for me. I think my print screen button is kaput. I'll look next at the non functioning printscreen link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks. Not to bug, but can you get the start screen as a whole?
    NP, yes I can take the full screen capture.
    Thanks. How did you do it? I imagine you used print screen one way or another. I think my print screen key is farkled.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    OK, let's start it over again:
    With a functioning PrintScreen Key:

    1. Start Snipping Tool. If it is in capture mode, that is the screen is kind of greyed out, then press Escape to get out of capture mode.
    2. Display the screen that you want to capture, whether it's metro screen, context menu, start menu etc...
    3. Press Ctrl + PrintScreen key, this will put Snipping tool back in capture mode without making anything disappear
    4. Use your mouse to click and drag over the area that you want to capture. If you want the full screen then move your mouse to the left top corner and drag it to the bottom right corner then release it.



    With a Non functioning PrintScreen, I also have a solution for that using Snipping Tool but let's leave it for later.
    Oops, I though the blue words were links. I am ready for "a solution for ... using Snipping Tool" with a non functioning print screen--if you are.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks. Not to bug, but can you get the start screen as a whole?
    NP, yes I can take the full screen capture.
    Thanks. How did you do it? I imagine you used print screen one way or another. I think my print screen key is farkled.
    You're welcome, yes, Ctrl+PrtSc then paste in Paint.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Unfortunately, Snipping tool isn't working for Metro screen, I have to work harder and find what I'm missing.
    I assure you that it is working for Metro Screen, just make sure that Snipping Tool is running and not in capture mode then go to Metro Screen, press Ctrl+Printscreen to get back into Capture Mode then use your mouse, press and hold then drag the area you want to capture.
    Here is the screen shot I did while replying to you.

    Click image for larger version
    Yes, got it, Thanks
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  10. #30


    San Jose - California
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    Since PrintScreen Key on your Laptop is broken, we need to map that key to another key. We'll use F8 key instead. Later on you can map to any key if you want.

    Please download what I have in the ZIP file, extract it and install AutoHotkey_L_Install.exe then
    Run the program. It will ask you if you want a sample file, click yes. A file called AutoHotkey.ahk will be created in My Document folder.

    In the ZIP file, I also include a file AutoHotkey.ahk which has a map ctrl+Printscreen to function Key F8. Just replace this file to My Document folder. This file can be edited using notepad.

    Look on the taskbar, you'll see a green icon with letter H, right click on that and click on "Reload This Script".

    Now your function key F8 is mapped to ctrl+PrintScreen key.
    1. run Snipping Tool, if it appears to be greyed out then press ESC key, otherwise, leave it alone.
    2. Display your Metro Screen
    3. Since we map the key to be F8, press F8, The screen should appear to be greyed out
    4. Click and hold the mouse down then drag to capture.


    NOTE: AutoHotkey is just a small program that allows you to map one key to another from your keyboard.
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