[haiku-development] Re: ScreenShot regression

  • From: Wim van der Meer <wpjvandermeer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 15:06:32 +0900

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 2:51 AM, Disreali <mdisreali@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 6/18/10, Wim van der Meer <wpjvandermeer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I suggest the following for the
>> PrtScrn key:
>> 1) Without modifier keys: Take a screenshot with zero delay
>> and launch
>> the GUI. (I believe this one works right now.)
> Why launch the GUI? Why can't pressing the PrntScrn key keep it's old 
> behaviour and just take a screenshot in silent mode. I still don't understand 
> why a task that used to take only a single key press needs to be complicated 
> with additional mouse movements, buttons, and GUI selections. But that is 
> just me.

Well, you need to set the desired options in the GUI first, but you
only need to do that only once because they will be saved in the
settings file. The new way is therefore more flexible, because as user
you can actually change the modifier+PrtScrn behaviour.

> Why not keep the old key combinations (I'm am assuming that it is still 
> possible with the new modifications) and just add the new copy to clipboard.
> PrtScrn: takes a screencap.
> Ctrl-PrtScrn: open the GUI.
> Alt-PrtScrn: captures the active window.
> And since it in now possible, add the new enhancement
> Shift-PrtScrn: copy to clipboard.
> Again, I'm sorry that I missed the original discussion and I really do think 
> the enhancements will be very useful to many. I just want to be able to take 
> a screen shot with only a single or double key press.

No need to be sorry, this is software, we can change it any way we want to :-)

I do, however, believe that what you want is still possible, but maybe
I misunderstand what you are saying. Bringing up the GUI when pressing
the PrtScr without modifiers is I believe what most users would

[S]hift-PrtScr => [S]ilent mode, [C]trl-PrtScr => [C]lipboard, isn't
this much easier to remember as well?

Of course, if you really want to, a [A]lt-PrtScr = [A]ctive window is
still possible I suppose, but then the question is what do want to do
with the screenshot: launch the GUI, save it, or copy it to clipboard?
Whatever you choose, there will probably someone else with a different

Wim van der Meer

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