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Boomer screenshots: wondering why Windows still has no keyboard shortcut for saving a screenshot or screen snippet to disk

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/14

With the disappearing PrtScn buttons on modern keyboards, boomer screenshots are about the only way to easily persist a screenshot, as these are the only available Windows screenshot shortcuts:

  • PrtScn: copies full screenshot to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard
  • Windows + PrtScn: saves full screenshot to a file; multiple invocations saves to new files
  • Windows + Shift + S: copies full screen or part of the screen to the clipboard, and allows manual action to start snippet tool to save the clipboard contents; often looses the image when on remote desktop connections or when copying something else to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard

Now look at macOS what a choices, and how less messy than on Windows:

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

For macOS 10.14 Mojave and newer, you can even set the folder (default: Desktop) to save the screenshots to:

I want this ease in Windows as well, and maybe I can in part without installing external tools and modifying existing shortcuts to make things easier:

Written after bumping into [Archive.is] Jeff Atwood on Twitter: “Someone just called a smartphone pic of their monitor a “boomer screenshot” and I literally LOLed 🤣… “

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, LifeHacker, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, PowerToys, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Some notes on tfpt.exe from Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (2010/2013/2015) Power Tools extension

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/23

Some links.

First tfpt:

Old name: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools.

Then witAdmin:

With API:

 

–jeroen

via: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools extension.

Links to past posts about tfpt:

Posted in .NET, Development, Power User, PowerToys, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), Visual Studio and tools, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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