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    Grabber -- take a sized screenshot to the clipboard

    I wrote this last week for some of our A-level students who were fed up of using printscreen and cropping the result for their coursework papers. You're welcome to it.

    From the desc:
    "Grabber is a light-weight Windows application to take a portion of the screen as an image, and place it on the clipboard. It's best used for capturing small sections for tutorials, documentation, and coursework write-ups."

    Requires .Net 2.0 and comes with no warranty whatsoever. Grabber.



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    The point of writing Grabber was that it doesn't have any bells, which were what irritated the boss.

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    Also if they just want the window that is in focus, they can also use [ALT]+[Print Screen]

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Also if they just want the window that is in focus, they can also use [ALT]+[Print Screen]
    Nobody's making you use it, you know. I wrote it for work, they liked it, and we published it.

    It makes the process of getting part of a window one less step (actually, one step) so their coursework screenshots are nice and concise. (You have tried it to see how it works, haven't you?)

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    @powdarrrmonkey

    I don't think anyone's criticsing your efforts

    They are just pointing out alternatives that do a similiar job

    I install purrint as standard on my machines

    I'll give yours a go

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    One slight criticism

    Where's the instructions on how to use it

    regards

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    Mm, sorry if it sounded harsh. Just doesn't sound much like anyone's read the OP, where I explained the point of it.

    Anyway, instructions: Click, draw, paste! I'm no more imaginative than that, guess I could put something in the installer readme for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I wrote this last week for some of our A-level students who were fed up of using printscreen and cropping the result for their coursework papers. You're welcome to it.

    From the desc:
    "Grabber is a light-weight Windows application to take a portion of the screen as an image, and place it on the clipboard. It's best used for capturing small sections for tutorials, documentation, and coursework write-ups."

    Requires .Net 2.0 and comes with no warranty whatsoever. Grabber.



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    Ohh, this is SWEEET.

    Cheers powdarrmonkey

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    Anyway, instructions: Click, draw, paste!
    Click what

    Remember - I'm not called SimpleSi for nothing

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Click what

    Remember - I'm not called SimpleSi for nothing
    Ah..

    When you run the app you get a small button ('Capture') - click this, then draw with the crosshairs on the area that you want to capture, and it gets put on the clipboard for you to paste into your favourite application.

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    Programmers!

    Never give them a documentation job

    Ta
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    PS I'd stick that in your OP/webpage

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Programmers!

    Never give them a documentation job

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    Cool... looks good!

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    Grabber 1.0.2 is available. This update adds a Getting Started dialog on first run, to give the user a quick pointer. Once shown, it does not appear again unless the user's profile is reset.

    It is per-user. If you want to disable it on an administrative basis, set the following registry value to non-zero:

    Code:
    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Grabber
    Value: NoFirstRun
    Type: DWORD
    This will stop the first run dialog appearing for anybody.
    Enjoy

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