QuickTip–Delay Functionality In Windows Snipping Tool


In current versions of Windows the venerable snipping tool (snippingtool.exe) has been updated with improved functionality.

Windows 7 Snipping Tool

This is the Snipping Tool from a Windows 7 lab machine:

Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Clicking on Options we see:

Windows 7 Snipping Tool Options

 

Windows 10 Snipping Tool

The below were taken from my Windows 10 build 1803 machine. Note that there are now additional buttons present.

Specifically the Mode and Delay buttons as shown below.

Windows 10 Snipping Tool

 

Mode allows you to customise what will be captured.

Windows 10 Snipping Tool - Mode Feature

Delay allows you to delay the capture so you have time to get the exact details ready.

Windows 10 Snipping Tool - Delay Feature

The options are the same as the Windows 7 version:

Windows 10 Snipping Tool Options

Bootnote

Why should you care about the new options?  Have to every had the requirement to capture a pop-up menu, but when you press the key to initiate the screen capture the key press dismisses the very thing you want to capture?

This is the perfect example of when to use the delay feature.  Set the delay, click new snip and then you will be capture the exact detail you want.

 

Happy snipping!!!

 

Cheers,

Rhoderick

Comments (1)

  1. UnclePaddyJ says:

    Two minor edits needed in the Bootnote section above. Delete “to every” in the second sentence of the first paragraph and replace it with “you ever.” In the second sentence of the second paragraph insert “able to” to have the sentence read as follows: “Set the delay, click new snip and then you will be ABLE TO capture the exact detail you want.”

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