Windows 10: Snipping Tool Win+Shift+S not taking capture and saving.

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  1. Snipping Tool Win+Shift+S not taking capture and saving.


    I have noticed that on 2 out of 3 computers with Windows 10, when using the snipping function that the cross will come up and the the area selected will show where I create the clipping but will not save the selected area.


    I have used it with another computer and have noticed that there will be a blue rectangle interface at the top of the screen, but with the other computers there will be no interface.


    The shortcut key for MS OneNote has been changed to Win+Shift+Z via Regedit.

    :)
     
    DanielHughes7, Feb 8, 2019
    #1
  2. Tryx3 Win User

    Capturing screen contents - the PrntScrn key, Win-Shift-S, the Snipping tool & Screenshots

    Technical Level : Basic

    Summary

    Windows 10 provides several ways of capturing screen contents.

    1 The PrntScrn key [All Windows versions] - this inappropriately-named key captures the current screen or window to the clipboard.

    2 Win-Shift-S [Windows 10 Ver 1703] - this captures a user-selectable area of the screen to the clipboard

    3 The Snipping Tool [Windows 7 onwards] - this captures a user-selectable area of the screen and allows it to be saved as a graphics file

    4 Screenshots [Windows 10] - this captures the whole screen as a graphics file

    Denis

    Details

    1
    The PrntScrn key

    1.1 This inappropriately-named key captures the current screen or window to the clipboard from where it can be pasted into a graphics-capable application such as MS Paint or MS Word.
    The PrintScreen key has retained its
    pre-Windows 95 name [it used to be a printing control button] but it no longer has anything to do with printing.


    1.2 In Windows 10, you can press

    • the PrntScrn key** to capture an image of the whole screen,
    [including any visible Screentips and any visible right-click context menu]

    • the Ctrl-PrntScrn** key combination to capture an image of the whole screen,
    [including any visible right-click context menu]

    • the Alt-PrntScrn** key combination to capture an image of the active window.
    [without either]

    ** If your keyboard's PrntScrn key has two jobs then you may need to press the Fn key as well -> Fn-PrntScrn. The keyboard maker might have indicated this by labelling PrntScrn in blue and the Fn key in blue but if there is any doubt your computer manual
    ought to explain this.


    1.3 The captured image can be retrieved
    from the clipboard by pasting [by, for example, pressing ctrl-v] into a graphics-capable application such as MS Paint or MS Word.

    1.4 If captured screen images are black or dark grey while you are using online banking, you probably have the security utility Trusteer Rapport installed - it deliberately
    inhibits capturing screenshots of its protected sites. This behaviour may be overridden in Rapport Advanced policy settings without completely disabling Trusteer Rapport - search their
    support site for details.

    1.5 In Windows 7, some online games
    refused to run properly after PrntScrn was used unless the application's shortcut was altered [Properties, Compatibility tab, Disable desktop composition] but this setting does not exist in Windows 10. Whilst

    a workaround has been posted in this forum [Issue 5], better guidance
    might exist in publishers' support sites & user forums for any games that suffer from this affliction.

    2
    Win-Shift-S

    2.1 This key combination in Windows 10 Ver 1703 captures a user-selectable area of the screen to the clipboard from where it can be pasted into a graphics-capable application such as MS Paint or MS Word.

    2.2 To use this function in Windows 10 Ver 1703, press the key combination Win-Shift-S. The screen greys out and allows you to drag your cursor to define a screen area for capture. When you let go of the mouse button, the indicated area is sent to the
    clipboard.

    2.3 Users of OneNote will find that Win-Shift-S affects their OneNote screen clipping function, for which

    a solution has been posted
    .

    3
    The Snipping tool

    3.1 This Windows 7, 8, 10 Windows component captures a user-selectable area of the screen and allows it to be saved as a graphics file.

    3.2 To use the Snipping tool:-

    • Open it at Start menu, Windows accessories, Snipping tool.
    • Choose any Mode and Delay that suits your purpose.
    • Click on New.
    • The screen greys out and allows you to drag your cursor to define a screen area for capture.
    • When you let go of the mouse button, the indicated area is sent to the Snipping tool.
    • Use its editing tools [pen, highlighter, rubber] as required.
    • Then use the Snipping tool's toolbar to save the [edited] picture to a file, copy it to the clipboard or email it.

    3.3 Take note of the Snipping tool's Delay facility. This allows you to capture, for example, dialog boxes and other temporary items on display.

    • You can set it to delay for up to 5 secs then click New to start the countdown.
    • At the appointed moment, the screen will dim and you can drag your cursor to define a screen area for capture.

    3.4 There are descriptions of the Snipping tool at

    Open Snipping Tool and take a screenshot - WindowsInstantAnswers

    and at

    Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots

    4
    Screenshots

    4.1 This Windows 10 function captures the whole screen as a graphics file. If you have a second monitor set up in Extended desktop mode then Screenshots will capture them both.

    4.2 Use the key combination** WindowsKey+PrntScrn and it will save a graphics file with the extension .png in your "Screenshots" folder. When this happens, the screen momentarily dims slightly to tell you that you are doing it. The filename used is set
    automatically - Screenshot (1).png, Screenshot (2).png, ...

    ** If your PrntScrn key has two jobs then you may need to press the Fn key as well -> Fn-WinKey-PrntScrn. Normally, the keyboard maker will have indicated this by labelling PrntScrn in blue and the Fn key in blue but if there is any doubt your computer
    manual ought to explain this.


    4.3 The Screenshots folder is not created until the first time that you use this key combination. The folder is created at

    %UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots

    [you can paste this entry into the File explorer address bar to get straight to it]. This "user folder" can be relocated as explained below.

    4.4 Relocating the Screenshots folder

    4.4.1 Right-click on the Screenshots folder, select Properties & select the Location tab then you can relocate it to another folder if you want to.

    4.4.2 A dialog box appears and it asks whether or not you want to move the contents of the current Screenshots folder to the new location. If you choose to do so then the original folder is removed in the process. If you choose not to move its existing
    contents then they and the existing Screenshots folder itself remain where they are but they no longer have any significance to the system - new screenshots will be sent to the new location.

    4.4.3 I normally have mine set to dump the screenshots on my Desktop because that is my general clearing house for work in progress. So, I entered D:\Desktop [%UserProfile%\Desktop] as my new location.

    4.4.4 Because I have chosen to use a folder that is itself a "user folder", Windows will not help me to relocate it again [it cannot cope with multiple "user folders" being set to the same folder path].

    4.4.5 Had I chosen to relocate it to D:\Desktop\Dumps or any other unique folder then I could change my mind later on and repeat this procedure to relocate it again.

    4.4.6 Despite this, I can still change my mind and relocate the Screenshots folder path using RegEdit, the Registry Editor [C:\Windows\System32\regedt32.exe]. I would always back up the relevant Registry key before changing it.

    The relevant Registry key is

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    [which I could get to in Windows 10 Ver 1703 by pasting that address in RegEdit's address bar]

    within which the relevant Value name is

    {B7BEDE81-DF94-4682-A7D8-57A52620B86F}

    so I could double-click on this Value name then enter the new folder I wanted to use for Screenshots.

    The change would take effect immediately, you would not need to restart the computer.

    5
    Posting screen contents in this forum

    If you then want to include a screen capture in a post in this forum, click on the picture icon in the editing toolbar that is shown while you are writing a post.


    Snipping Tool Win+Shift+S not taking capture and saving. 6c152bb2-63b6-4bd8-a740-13616ea92bef.png


    Do check the contents of the picture before & after posting it -

    1 Check that no sensitive information [such as your email address] is included.

    2 Check that the picture shows the point you want to make clearly enough. Add an explanation of what you want readers to notice. This advice about a particular screenshot illustrates several general considerations
    How [best] to post a screenshot of Disk Management - TenForums such as resizing columns
    to show the relevant data.

    3 Crop the picture to remove irrelevant parts of it & to ease viewing it.

    • Use your normal graphics editor - they all have Cropping capability. In
      MS Paint
      , for example, you click on the Select tool in the toolbar, drag your cursor to include everything you want included then click on
      Crop.
    • Try to match the width of forum posts so that your posted picture is the same size as your original.
    • Check that the details you want to show are large enough to be read properly [an uncropped screenshot of an entire screen is unlikely to be readable].
    • After you post it, look at your posted picture to re-check that the details you want to show really are large enough to be read properly.

    Denis
     
    Tryx3, Feb 8, 2019
    #2
  3. Snipping Tool

    The Snipping tool is still in there.

    Open Start

    Scroll down to 'W', expand Windows Accessories

    Click Snipping Tool

    Recent versions of Windows 10 also include a new way to capture screenshots.

    Press Windows key + Shift + S

    Use the mouse pointer to make a selection.

    Open Paint, then click Paste.

    Save your screenshot.

    Learn more about capturing screenshots;

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/complete-guide...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Feb 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Paola Gar Win User

    Snipping Tool Win+Shift+S not taking capture and saving.

    Screen Capture software

    Hi,

    Upon checking on your concern, we have found a suggestion that may help you take a screenshot of the dropdown menu using the Snipping tool. Please follow the steps below:

    • Launch Snipping tool.
    • Right-click the menu you wish to take a screenshot.
    • Press CTRL + Fn+ Print Scrn.
    • Once you've already taken the print screen of the menu, you may try using the snipping tool and check if it will be able to capture the drop down menu.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Feb 8, 2019
    #4
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