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Thanks, Bill


I mean, how hard would it’ve been to do the following?


  1. Press Print-Screen (BMP Saved to desktop)


Nowadays, it’s the following:


  1. Press Print-Screen

  2. Open graphics program (Photoshop, etc)

  3. Make “New Document”

  4. Paste clipboard contents (the ‘Print-Screen’)

  5. Save as...

  6. Choose filename

  7. Save


Of course, I’ve left out a couple of steps, such as, ‘Figure out what the hell to do with a .BMP file’. Why does Windows default to BMP’s? Does Windows use DisplayBMP(tm)? I know that if you make screenshots in KDE, with KSnapShot (an excellent application, BTW), you get PNG’s on your desktop. In OS X, you get PDF’s, which is understandable considering PDF is the native Mac graphic format.


In all fairness, I think you can press Alt-Print-Screen and it copies just the active window, but I gave up trying to memorize the difference between the two years ago. I mean, there’s a key that says ‘PrintScreen’ right there on the keyboard, and it doesn’t work, actually.

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Hexydes

Try SkyOS. We purposely set the "Print Screen" key to bring up a "Save As" dialog, allowing you to save as BMP, JPG, GIF, and PNG. From there, just choose where to save the screen capture to.

Rube

Hey, Hexydes

SkyOS is definitely on my list of things to buy. I'm excited about the work y'all have done and the direction you're taking.

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