Type “Snipping” in to Windows 7 start bar
Select snipping tool from the list
You can now make window screen grabs or freehand screen grabs using this tool.
Taking a screenshot of a drop down menu with the snipping tool
However you get stuck when you want to take a screen shot of a menu item like a right click menu or drop down program menu. In this case the snipping tool can be activated by pressing [CTRL] & [Prnt Scrn] together. This then switches on the screen grab mode of the snipping tool and you can snip away! Obviously you have to launch the Snipping Tool before it will let you active the screen grab with this key shortcut.
Windows 7 users (even XP if you install it from download at Microsoft)
You should look at the Problem Steps Recorder (type “psr” into your start menu). This tool will take a continuous run of screen grabs as you execute a process and at the end you may save them to a zip file. Ideal for use in documentation for a process in an application or computer.
I went experimenting, what I discovered was that this option is only available if the current site has trust. Try adding the site into trusted sites or Intranet under I was back in business.
Set the options in Internet Options
Tools>Internet Options>Security>Tusted Sites, Sites button, Add.
You MUST refresh the page for this to take effect.
The script option is available again. This was even though this site was on our intranet. Thus the automatic detection of Intranet sites in our scenario is not adequate.
The anti-virus solution we have has advertising blocking in it. This software running on the client machines blocked the functionality of the page. Thus making it useless.
After consulting me as to what the problem was, a lesson was learnt.
Don’t use directories names that sound like spam on your websites!