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Standard User TrishaH
(committed) Sun 07-Apr-13 00:51:19
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Snipping Tool via Keyboard


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I've found that sometimes, it's necessary to hover the mouse cursor over an image or text box to see it clearly, but knew of no way to copy the enlarged section rather than the whole page with PrtSc.
Same problem applies with highlighted or selected text in documents, menus, etc.

I've just found a way in Microsoft Community, and it works:

When on the relevant page, click to open the Snipping Tool, then press Esc
Hover the mouse over the box/image to enlarge it, and press Ctrl+PrtSc

The snipping tool will then reactivate, allowing the usual method of snipping.
Same method works with highlighted/selected text, menus etc.

Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sun 07-Apr-13 01:16:23
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ALT + PrtScn for the foremost window.

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Standard User TrishaH
(committed) Sun 07-Apr-13 01:22:54
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Sorry Camie, not quite with you ....it's late smile


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 07-Apr-13 02:03:37
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Re: Snipping Tool via Keyboard


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He means the foreground uppermost window can be copied to the clipboard then to paint using alt-prt scn since XP. Although the snipper is handy.

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Edited by Banger (Sun 07-Apr-13 02:03:57)

Standard User TrishaH
(committed) Sun 07-Apr-13 13:18:45
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Right! - I see smile

The snipping tool automatically saves everything (unless I change the destination) to a file I use with ACDSee for new stuff.
Of course, I can also copy/paste into documents, emails etc with it too.

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