Context Menu Capture Window On Windows 8.1

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I just installed GS on my laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro. I right-clicked the tray icon and selected Capture Window. When I moved the target cursor to one of my Explorer windows, I was only able to target one of three regions but not the entire window. If I targeted the title bar, unlike Windows 7, it only highlighted the title bar plus menu bar. Moving downward it then highlighted the menu bar + nav bar (back/forward arrow, file location, search, etc.). Moving downward again highlighted the "content" area where the files are displayed.

I guess I would expect it to behave as in Windows 7, i.e., when targeting the title bar, it should highlight the entire window. Using Alt + Prt Scn works but the title bar is all black.

System Info:
Greenshot 1.1.7 Build 17 (64 bit) downloaded from sourceforge
HP EliteBook 8540p
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit, Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Graphics: NVIDIA NVS 5100M, 1.00 GB

Please let me know if you need any other info. Thank you.

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Jens Klingen
February 24, 2014, 7:56 PM

Hi AYColumbia and thanks for your feedback.

Guess we need to improve this. Even though it is nice to be able to capture child windows, I agree that the behavior may seem a bit strange sometimes, it also depends on the software providing a window whether child windows can be retrieved at all.

When reproducing this with Windows Explorer on Windows 8.1, I found out that selecting the complete window works when you point the mouse cursor at the left, right or bottom border of the window... does this work for you as a workaround?

Otherwise you could unselect interactive capture mode (select "Settings > Capture > Window capture > Window capture mode") and then trigger the screenshot using the keyboard hotkey (Alt + PrntScreen by default), which captures the currently active window right away, without selecting a region to capture.

Please let us know if you need assistance, best regards
Jens

AYColumbia
February 28, 2014, 3:33 AM

Hi Jens,

Good call on the border. Yes, I was able to capture by targeting the
left/bottom/right border. The top doesn't work which is probably an Aero
thing. When I use this method, however, the window captures fine but not as
an active window due to right-clicking GS in the tray takes focus away. The
border "trick" is an acceptable workaround.

Also, I'm glad you mentioned the settings. I already had interactive
capture mode unselected but had Window capture mode set to automatically.
This is what was causing Alt + PrtSc to capture the title bar as all black.
I changed the setting to As displayed and now Alt + PrtSc works as I need.
Thanks a lot.

Arthur

From: Jens Klingen jklingen@users.sf.net
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 2:57 PM
To: [greenshot:bugs] ; [greenshot:bugs]
Subject: [greenshot:bugs] #1618 Context Menu Capture Window On Windows 8.1

Hi AYColumbia and thanks for your feedback.

Guess we need to improve this. Even though it is nice to be able to capture
child windows, I agree that the behavior may seem a bit strange sometimes,
it also depends on the software providing a window whether child windows can
be retrieved at all.

When reproducing this with Windows Explorer on Windows 8.1, I found out that
selecting the complete window works when you point the mouse cursor at the
left, right or bottom border of the window... does this work for you as a
workaround?

Otherwise you could unselect interactive capture mode (select "Settings >
Capture > Window capture > Window capture mode") and then trigger the
screenshot using the keyboard hotkey (Alt + PrntScreen by default), which
captures the currently active window right away, without selecting a region
to capture.

Please let us know if you need assistance, best regards
Jens

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[bugs:#1618] <http://sourceforge.net/p/greenshot/bugs/1618/> Context Menu
Capture Window On Windows 8.1

Status: open
Created: Sat Feb 22, 2014 03:15 PM UTC by AYColumbia
Last Updated: Sat Feb 22, 2014 03:15 PM UTC
Owner: nobody

I just installed GS on my laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro. I right-clicked
the tray icon and selected Capture Window. When I moved the target cursor to
one of my Explorer windows, I was only able to target one of three regions
but not the entire window. If I targeted the title bar, unlike Windows 7, it
only highlighted the title bar plus menu bar. Moving downward it then
highlighted the menu bar + nav bar (back/forward arrow, file location,
search, etc.). Moving downward again highlighted the "content" area where
the files are displayed.

I guess I would expect it to behave as in Windows 7, i.e., when targeting
the title bar, it should highlight the entire window. Using Alt + Prt Scn
works but the title bar is all black.

System Info:
Greenshot 1.1.7 Build 17 (64 bit) downloaded from sourceforge
HP EliteBook 8540p
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit, Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Graphics: NVIDIA NVS 5100M, 1.00 GB

Please let me know if you need any other info. Thank you.

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AYColumbia
February 28, 2014, 3:33 AM

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