Snipping Tool

#21
Checking for updates can only be done by calling home. Of course, that is true when you check manually, but as far as I could find, the program doesn't have the option to check manually anyway. Perhaps Secunia PSI will keep it up to date...I don't know.
I should elaborate.
The so called "update" that I mentioned ( there were about 2 or 3 of them in last 5 years ) was about a new version available, and asked if I wanted to "update ".
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#22
I think that Securia thing is just getting in the way of everything,,, :)
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#23
I should elaborate.
The so called "update" that I mentioned ( there were about 2 or 3 of them in last 5 years ) was about a new version available, and asked if I wanted to "update ".
Understood, but for it to notify you about those 2 or 3 updates, it had to continually check at regular intervals. Over 5 years, I have no idea of how many times it did that, because it doesn't prescribe the interval to check at. Let's just say that it only checks once a month (but I suspect more often) that still equal 60 checks over 5 years. If weekly than quadruple that number. If everytime the program starts, then who knows how many times. For most apps this may not be too important, but I'm just paranoid enough to not like having my computer do anything that I don't know about.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#25
Depends on how you look at it.
I don't know, even the simplest app like the printkey is making it a big deal. It's not even an installer. That's how I look at it.
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#26
Any fault to be found is with me, not Secunia, because it does have the ability to set it to ignore a program. I just choose not to use it.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#27
Any fault to be found is with me, not Secunia, because it does have the ability to set it to ignore a program. I just choose not to use it.
I see. Your system must be very high end and very expensive to deserve that kind of security detail from the user. My system is my playground. I like experimenting with it. So, definitely, no such security allowed. :) Lately, I just installed a Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 on it on virtual box. Just for fun.


3 OSes in one machine (Win 7 as Main OS).

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seekermeister

Honorable Member
#28
Not sure why you are laboring the point, but it has nothing to do with how high-end the equipment is, nor how it is used. It has to do with protecting my privacy and keeping it running as well as I know how. Regardless of of the quality of the equipment or how much experimentation done with it, I would think that you share some concerns of that fashion. Don't you use any security programs? I would imagine that you do. If not, then I would never understand that no matter how much or long you might try to explain it.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#29
Yes I do have security. But I don't rely too much on what programs tell me what to do. I tell my system what to do and sometimes force it to do things I want it to do. Like, it's not suppose to run Mac OS X.. But I want to and it can be done. I'm sure securia will be popping a lot crap if I have it installed on my system. Just saying. :)

Let's move on and see if someone can help you with what you need. Cheers!
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#30
Not necessary in this case, davidhk129 has already provided the solution to this question.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#31
Good one.



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@thehop

Senior Member
#32
davidhk129,
I've been tinkering with this some, but I think it will take a little time to get used to this. I think that I figured out how to capture a selected portion of the screen, but not how to use the other features very well. For instance, highlighting. Instead of highlighting a straight line, or inserting an arrow, it seems to only highlight a rectangular area, and as far as I have yet found, the highlight color is only yellow. Is there greater flexibility in highlighting than this?
Complementary Tool-Tipp ...

Pointofix is a handy Freeware for drawing direct on the Screen/Desktop (only in German Site?)

http://www.pointofix.de/bedienung.phphttp://www.pointofix.de/bedienung.php

http://www.pointofix.de/download.phphttp://www.pointofix.de/download.php (Language Packs available)

 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#33
Thanks, but I have a hard enough time figuring things out in English, much less in German.
 


#34
I often use Free Online Screenshot as an alternative to Windows 7's Snipping Tool. Similar to Snipping Tool, it can also take screenshots of anything shown on computer and make quick edits. It's my favourite choice. BTW, it can also share screenshots via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
 


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