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    Snipping tool included with vista

    Hey all

    After poking around in Vista business I found this little cool program, well which I think is cool to be included with m$ software. It takes a capture part of the screen, so now I dont have to take a screenshot of the whole screen , jsut an area that I can email to stupid clients whom dont know what to do.

    One question though. I would like to paste it in an email and not as an attachment. I.E copy and paste. Ok nevermind the old crtl + c , crtl + v works.

    Anyway cool program, i only found it now after 6 months with vista.
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    Hmmm,

    I can remember using that feature on IBM System 38s twenty years ago

    IIRC the fancy PC software that does that sort of thing is called "snagit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider
    so now I dont have to take a screenshot of the whole screen ,
    Alt-printscrn makes a snapshot of the active window
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    Hey SD

    Yeah you showed me that trick before but this tool takes a capture of any part of the screen for you , not jsut the active one
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    Incidentally Cider,

    Where did you find it and what is it called? I am curious to know if it is in the other versions of Vista.

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    Start > programs/all programs > acc > snipping tool
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    nihil: I can confirm it's on Vista Home Premium... I'm actually a really big fan of it... no more third party software for custom screen shots (or doing alt+print screen and then trimming it down in paint)... Ahh Paint... everyone's best friend.
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    Thanks for the info guys

    I have to say that MS are due some credit here for shipping the feature with the OS? I would have expected it to be in Office in the old days

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    It really works...

    So I played around with it for a minute. Besides my crappy writing skills with a mouse, it works very well. I wonder if there is a way to make a shortcut for it? Anyway, I've attached an image.
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    Drag it to your desktop?

    I have a shortcut for it on my quick launch bar.
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