Distorted Screenshots in Vista

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coolbho3000

I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print Screen"
key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks gray
and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
screenshots:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png

My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows XP
was flawless.

Thanks
 

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Zack Whittaker

It's because of the graphics card - I get the same :o( No doubt the graphics
card developers know about this - and will get it fixed for future builds.

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--: Original message follows :--
"coolbho3000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print
> Screen"
> key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks gray
> and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
> screenshots:
>
> http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png
>
> My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
> I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows XP
> was flawless.
>
> Thanks
 

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coolbho3000

Yes, both Nvidia and ATI are slow in providing their drivers. Well, I guess I
can't show off my desktop to anyone.

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:

> It's because of the graphics card - I get the same :o( No doubt the graphics
> card developers know about this - and will get it fixed for future builds.
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "coolbho3000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print
> > Screen"
> > key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks gray
> > and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
> > screenshots:
> >
> > http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png
> >
> > My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
> > I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows XP
> > was flawless.
> >
> > Thanks

>
>
>
 

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Mike Williams

coolbho3000 wrote:
> I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print Screen"
> key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks gray
> and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
> screenshots:
>
> http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png
>
> My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
> I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows XP
> was flawless.
>
> Thanks


Common with several video cards. Turning off Glass is the only
workaround so far.
 

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Zack Whittaker

If you turn Windows Aero off (Aero Glass) - you should be able to take
screenshots. It's not the same... I know, but it's still something :o)

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» MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
» Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
» This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"coolbho3000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Yes, both Nvidia and ATI are slow in providing their drivers. Well, I
> guess I
> can't show off my desktop to anyone.
>
> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>
>> It's because of the graphics card - I get the same :o( No doubt the
>> graphics
>> card developers know about this - and will get it fixed for future
>> builds.
>>
>> --
>> Zack Whittaker
>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>> not
>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
>> that up!
>>
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "coolbho3000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print
>> > Screen"
>> > key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks
>> > gray
>> > and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
>> > screenshots:
>> >
>> > http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png
>> >
>> > My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
>> > I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows
>> > XP
>> > was flawless.
>> >
>> > Thanks

>>
>>
>>
 

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coolbho3000

Yeah, I tried several screen capture applications, all to no avail.

I guess turning off glass is the only option. But it's so pretty.

"Mike Williams" wrote:

> coolbho3000 wrote:
> > I'm trying to capture screenshots in Windows Vista using the "Print Screen"
> > key. The problem is, when I paste the screenshot into paint, it looks gray
> > and distorted with many vertical lines. Here is a link to one of my
> > screenshots:
> >
> > http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/coolbho3000/desktop.png
> >
> > My desktop looks normal and nothing like this.
> > I don't quite understand why this is. Capturing screenshots in Windows XP
> > was flawless.
> >
> > Thanks

>
> Common with several video cards. Turning off Glass is the only
> workaround so far.
>
 

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