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xx Screen grab an area Issue (Solution proposal)
« Thread started on: May 6th, 2017, 06:30am »

Hi there, I've notice that the feature "Screen grab an area" is not working fine to capture tooltips or element that appears on mouse overs.

I think this feature first get the coordinates of the area, and then take the screenshot, this causes that elements that appears in mouse over CANNOT be captured since the position of the mouse cursor has changed i.e. try to take an screenshot of the url of a link in chrome (trying to capture the tooltip that appears in the bottom left corner of the browser) is not possible.

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If this feature would take the screenshot of the entire screen and then present it and just use the selection of area to crop that screenshot would be fix the problem and would be much accurate.

Tom, this software is amazing, I'm using it since ever, may be 15 years or so, thanks for do so amazing software.

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xx Re: Screen grab an area Issue (Solution proposal)
« Reply #1 on: May 6th, 2017, 09:36am »

You probably know this already, but there is another Stickies tool that will take the screenshot of the entire screen, but I don't see a keyboard shortcut for that tool.

Here's a workaround that may accomplish what you want. Do you have a print screen button on your computer? My print screen (PrtSc) button captures tooltips. Print screen and paste the image into a new sticky. Then I can think of two ways to select the desired part. You could use the screen area selection tool while holding down the shift key. Or grab the desired part with the image select tool found near the top of the right-click image menu -- select, copy, paste.

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xx Re: Screen grab an area Issue (Solution proposal)
« Reply #2 on: May 8th, 2017, 11:59am »

Tooltips disappear when you start to perform other actions, like moving the mouse to other windows, press shortcuts, or right-click the mouse.

This means that the important part of capturing transient screen elements is to get it done as soon as possible, probably without involving the mouse at all.

As Cynthia points out, there already is a global keyboard shortcut to do this .. so adding another on in Stickies probably isn't necessary. To capture what you'd like to, I suggest using Print Screen, then creating a new sticky and pasting the captured image straight into it. Then you can draw a box on the image sticky, and crop to that selection (return) which is mostly the same as you suggest.

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xx Re: Screen grab an area Issue (Solution proposal)
« Reply #3 on: May 23rd, 2017, 05:17am »

The free Greenshot allows you to capture anything that is visible on the screen at the instant the capture event is fired.

http://getgreenshot.org/

When you initiate a capture, nothing happens until the user-specified delay period has expired. The default delay is 400ms - which is almost instantaneous.

A delay of 7000ms gives me sufficient time to open dropdown menus, or mouseovers, or whatever. It's a trial-and-error thing.

You specify the capture area using an elastic rectangle. After capture, the image is presented in a dialog. Do Shift+Ctrl+C to copy the area, then Ctrl+V into a stickie.
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