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  1. #1


    Australia
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    Snipping Tool


    Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble accessing the Snipping Tool from the new Metro Start? I seem to be able to click on it, but then nothing happens... I've resorted to making a desktop shortcut for now, but was wondering if anyone had the issue fixed.

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  2. #2


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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Nothing happens?

    Mine inconveniently opens on the Metro Screen itself. Sometimes it just auto minimizes straight after being opened. Check task manager to see if it ran then hid.

    I ended up pinning it to the start menu with the Classic Start Menu Enable/Disable toggle context menu.
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  3. #3


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Nothing happens?
    Check task manager to see if it ran then hid.
    I ended up pinning it to the start menu with the Classic Start Menu Enable/Disable toggle context menu.
    It's really, really strange. No matter what I do, it simply won't run from the new Metro Start. I've tried re-pinning it and everything.
    Task manager shows nothing either, the process doesn't even start... :-/
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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Have you used any tweaks at all? I'm not sure why it's playing silly buggers tbh
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  5. #5


    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Have you used any tweaks at all? I'm not sure why it's playing silly buggers tbh
    Nope, absolutely no tweaks whatsoever.
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  6. #6


    strange work fine for me.

    pinned in metro screen - loads straight on top of metro.

    Last edited by aramil; 04 Oct 2011 at 17:07.
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  7. #7


    It works fine.Click image for larger version
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Mine launches from Metro but immediately switches to Desktop. So I cannot make a snip of the Metro pages. And since my PtrScrn does not work, that is deplorable.
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  9. #9


    Australia
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    Well at least I am not the only one who is having issues then. I wonder what is causing it not to work? :-/
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  10. #10


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Nothing happens?

    Mine inconveniently opens on the Metro Screen itself. Sometimes it just auto minimizes straight after being opened. Check task manager to see if it ran then hid.

    I ended up pinning it to the start menu with the Classic Start Menu Enable/Disable toggle context menu.
    From the metro apps just right mouse click and choose pin to taskbar --then it's available in the quick start taskbar on the desktop.

    Note -- to get to the application choose search and then choose the apps logo --this will then give you in alphabetical order all the applications installed on your system.

    I've done this with MS outlook, EXCEL and a few more apps.

    You can of course also create desktop icons and links if you prefer to access from the desktop.

    cheers
    jimbo.
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