Windows 10: Why would I want to use the Snip Delay feature? Solved

  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    Why would I want to use the Snip Delay feature?


    What is the Snip delay feature about?

    Why would I want to delay before making a Snip?
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #2

    If you wanted to get the start menu (for example) - otherwise it disappears when you click on snip..
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  3.    21 Sep 2015 #3

    It was a frequently requested addition because it is otherwise impossible to make a snip of context menus, flyouts, and anything else that closes the instant you click elsewhere on the screen. Try it without the delay. Right click on an icon to get the context menu and then see if you can make a snip showing the context menu without the delay feature. Then try it with the delay.

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       21 Sep 2015 #4

    @Cbarnhorst
    It was a frequently requested addition because it is otherwise impossible to make a snip of context menus, flyouts, and anything else that closes the instant you click elsewhere on the screen.
    The delay feature is one way to allow capture screen image at later time so you can display a conext/popup/file menu etc...
    However, it is possible to do a snip without using the delay feature and in fact I think it is better that you have a complete control exactly when you want to snip.

    1. Run snipping tool
    2. If the screen appears greyed out (snip mode) then press <ESC> else continue step 3
    3. Display context menu/Start menu/File Menu etc... Hold down <CTRL> and press <Print Screen> then do the snip.
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    halasz said: View Post
    If you wanted to get the start menu (for example) - otherwise it disappears when you click on snip..
    Ah! now I know many thanks
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  6.    21 Sep 2015 #6

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    It was a frequently requested addition because it is otherwise impossible to make a snip of context menus, flyouts, and anything else that closes the instant you click elsewhere on the screen. Try it without the delay. Right click on an icon to get the context menu and then see if you can make a snip showing the context menu without the delay feature. Then try it with the delay.

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    Thank you very much
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  7.    21 Sep 2015 #7

    topgundcp said: View Post
    The delay feature is one way to allow capture screen image at later time so you can display a conext/popup/file menu etc...
    However, it is possible to do a snip without using the delay feature and in fact I think it is better that you have a complete control exactly when you want to snip.

    1. Run snipping tool
    2. If the screen appears greyed out (snip mode) then press <ESC> else continue step 3
    3. Display context menu/Start menu/File Menu etc... Hold down <CTRL> and press <Print Screen> then do the snip.
    Excellent! Thank You
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