Windows 7, full screen flash video, snipping tool capture?

By jsmileb
Dec 23, 2010
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  1. In Win 7 when watching a flash video (Youtube, etc.) in full screen mode, I'd like to pause said video and do a screen capture using the "snipping tool". I have been unable to find a way to accomplish this. The full screen mode offers no access to the task bar, and as soon as I hit the windows key, the video reverts to regular mode. This may be an intentional limitation of the flash video provider. However, I am sure some clever person has found a way around this.
  2. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Posts: 79

    I think the easiest way for you to achieve this, is to simply press the PrtScn (PrintScreen) button.
    What that does is take a snapshot of your whole screen and copies it to the clipboard, so you can just go to word, or paint etc and paste, and you'll have an image of your entire screen for you to crop as you wish :)
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48


    I completely forgot about that way, cheers for that. :)

    @ Jsmileb

    Apart from that simple idea, there are loads of free software about that do this using an "Hotkey". I've been using the free Irfanview sofware for my captures like that.

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