Tools - Desktop snapshot...


Under the menu item "Tools → Desktop snapshot..." or the shortcut "Shift+Ctrl+F11" settings for desktop snapshots can be defined.

A desktop snapshot (according to the settings under this menu item) can be started as follows:



Capture area

Area selection

To define which part of the desktop should be captured, on of the following options can be selected:

Include mouse cursor

If this setting is checked, the cursor is shown in the snapshot.

This setting is active only, if one of the following options is selected:

Format

Under "Format" a output format for the snapshot can be selected:

Saving method

Under the setting "Saving method" at least one of the following saving methods has to be selected (any combination of methods can be selected).

Store in clipboard

If this saving method is checked, the snapshot is copied to the clipboard and can be pasted in an other program afterwards (e.g. with the shortcut "Ctrl+V" in Winword).

Open in image editor

If this saving method is checked , the snapshot is opened immediately in the image editor (specified in the input field "Image editor).

Input field image editor

In the input field "Image editor" the desired editor can be entered (with path). After clicking the button the following entry helpers are offered:

Example: %windir%\system32\mspaint.exe

Save as file

If this saving method is checked, the snapshot is saved to a file with the file format selected under "Format".

File name

The desired file name can be entered in the input field "File name". Clicking the button and selecting "Current time stamp: [d]" inserts date and time when the snapshot was taken at the cursor position into the name string.

Destination folder

The folder where the file shall be saved can be entered in the input field "Destination folder". After clicking the button the following entry helpers are offered:

Create sub folder for current date

If this option is checked, a sub folder of the "Destination folder" with the snapshot date as name is created (if it does not already exist). The file is saved to this sub folder with the snapshot date contained in the file name.

Hide FreeCommander window while creating snapshot

If this option is checked, the FreeCommander window is minimized before the snapshot is taken.

Hotkey global

If this option is checked, desktop snapshots can be started with the shortcut "Shift+Ctrl+F12" in other active programs (as long as FreeCommander is running in the background). This shortcut can changed under the main menu item "Tools → Define keyboard shortcuts...".

Button Snapshot

Activating the button "Snapshot" closes the window "Desktop snapshot" and starts taking the snapshot according to the settings in this window.