Window Clippings

Tutorials and frequently asked questions

How to create your first screenshot

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This tutorial assumes that you’ve just installed Window Clippings and this is the first time you’re using it.

1. Open the Start menu and click on the Window Clippings shortcut.

Start menu


2. The Window Clippings application appears. Notice that “Prompt for selection” is selected by default. Go ahead and click the “Create screenshot” button.

Window Clippings


3. Notice that the screen dims in preparation for your selection.



4. Move you mouse around. As the mouse pointer moves over different windows they will be outlined indicating that you can select them.

Window outline


5. Once your mouse pointer is over the window you’d like to capture simply click the window to select it. Notice the window is now highlighted.



6. At this point you can either accept your selection or click another window to change your selection. To capture your selection as a screenshot simply press the Enter key on your keyboard. You can also capture the selection by double-clicking the mouse or by pressing Ctrl+C on your keyboard. You will then be prompted to save the resulting screenshot.



Written by epsitec

25 November 2010 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Hello,

    Great software! However, as I’m evaluating this I realised that transparency and rounded edges does not work for our company’s applications. Our applications made using LabView (graphical programming).

    So the screen capture works (most times), but regardless of the VIsual Effects or Background settings, it would capture the window with visible background… and in some rare cases, a smaller window gets a cut-off.

    It probably isn’t Window Clippings fault, especially since the 7capture tool doesn’t work correctly on our software either. And likely related to how the windows were programmed.
    But, I’m wondering if perhaps you have an idea why that would be since you have more experience dealing with software windows, and such. Have you seen similar cases?


    6 February 2014 at 7:27 pm

    • Hello Immanuel,

      I’ve no idea as to what could be going wrong. Do you have an evaluation program that I could download and try out in order to have a look at what happens?



      6 February 2014 at 11:12 pm

      • Hi Pierre,

        Thanks for the response to this..
        Sorry for the delayed reply from my end. I will send you a lightweight application that you could test for yourself. Please, give me a couple more days.



        11 February 2014 at 1:12 am

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