Cancelled area capture resulted in broken copy_paste


Running version 1.1.5 Build 2643 (64 Bit)

After accidentally hitting the Print Screen button, clicking once to make sure I have the greenshot selected, then pressing the Escape key to exit it, my Copy and Paste no longer works...




Robin Krom
June 29, 2013, 6:47 AM


I have never heard of such an issue, Printscreen and than escape is a very common thing to do... And copy paste too, I wouldn't even know how to break it when I wanted to

Can you explain what you mean with copy & paste no longer works?
Do you mean the general functionality in Windows?
Did you try to stop Greenshot, see if "copy & paste" works again?

What version of Windows and .NET are you using?

Best wishes,

June 29, 2013, 6:57 AM

After doing much more research I have found out that this was caused by a program opening the clipboard but never closing it, thus locking any other programs from using the clipboard, then I used a program to learn which process had the clipboard open and found it was my comodo cloud service... Sorry about the trouble, and keep up the amazing work! Love how it works and the updates, though I'd like to see some integration with if possible, would make it easyer to use your amazing screenshot system, with fast and easy sharing with the public...

Robin Krom
June 29, 2013, 8:12 AM

No problem, I am glad it is solved.

Will look at, although currently a lot of time is put to modernize Greenshot. Especially the settings, we have many features in Greenshot 1.1 which are only accessible by changing the greenshot.ini manually...

Best wishes,

June 29, 2013, 8:27 PM

I see, Sounds quite interesting!~ If y'all want someone to help with programming I'd be happy to! I'm fluent in Lua and VB.NET, I'm good with C++, and able to understand and recreate C# and java, and I'm almost always bored out of my mind all day so maybe coding some small parts and looking at how others work to learn and help make myself better would be good... Just throwing it out there~ You can contact me via email at

Robin Krom
July 17, 2013, 1:09 PM

We can always use patches with new & improved functionality!

You will need to have Visual Studio Express 2012, and e.g. know how SVN works.

The sources for the next release are located here:

The source for the next Version (Greenshot 2.0) are located here:

The problem is, we can't spend a lot of time to explain how things work in Greenshot or how C#, Visual Studio & .NET work in general. But as I will always read through the code myself the quality doesn't need to be perfect (as long as it's not pages full of code...).

So if you are bored: install visual studiom, check out the sources and have a go at changing Greenshot





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