#1618 Context Menu Capture Window On Windows 8.1

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2014-02-24
2014-02-22
AYColumbia
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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
    Jens Klingen
    2014-02-24

    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
      AYColumbia
      2014-02-28

      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 [mailto: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


      [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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