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  • #77960
    Lorraine
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    Hi Cassel or anyone else that may know this.

    I used to be able to capture my cursor on all my screenshots before I got Windows 11.

    Now I can’t remember how I enabled this or what to do to get it back.

    Any ideas?

    #77961
    Cassel
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    • 2196
    • Superfan

    Hi Lorraine. I don’t know if there is a way with Windows 11, but I know in Windows 10, the simple PrintScreen won’t include the cursor. If you want to, you can use PSP and configure it to do so. Check this blog post for details. Let me know if that solves your issue.

    #77964
    Rene Marker
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    So can you use this to do screenshots of other things besides PSP? For instance, I have done screenshots of YouTube live videos (a college football game livestream) then opened it in PSP to edit. Could I use PSP to do this?

    #77970
    Cassel
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    • 2196
    • Superfan

    So can you use this to do screenshots of other things besides PSP? For instance, I have done screenshots of YouTube live videos (a college football game livestream) then opened it in PSP to edit. Could I use PSP to do this?

    I think so since the “trigger” is not specific to PSP.

     

    #77973
    Lorraine
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    • 5
    • Rookie

    Hi Cassel

    I’m using it to write PSP tutorials. I used to be able to screenshot whatever I had in my PSP workspace with the cursor visible, which I like. But I did what you suggested and selected Include Cursor and it still won’t show the cursor.

     

     

    #77974
    Cassel
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    • Superfan

    What version of PSP are you using?

    #77975
    Lorraine
    Participant
    • 5
    • Rookie

    Ok I searched some more and looks like I need to use the built in function/app called Steps Recorder.

    It will record everything you are doing in PSP and you choose whichever image you want and it does include the cursor.

    I’m using PSP X

    #77977
    Cassel
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    • Superfan

    It is not working well for me in X, but it works fine in PSP9.

    #77989
    Margaret Newcomb
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    • 13
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    Oh Cassel, thank you for the link about capturing screen shots within PSP! For years now I’ve always used the printscreen button and would then have to open it in psp and crop/edit the captures. I have to get this set up and start practicing. It’s a very detailed blog post and I’m sure I will have to refer to it several times until I get used to it. Thank you.

    #78050
    Michele
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    • 1275
    • Superfan

    I use Lightshot for my screen shots. It’s free and easy. And it will capture everything on your screen.

    https://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html

    #78056
    Anne Lamp
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    • 254
    • Enthusiast

    Michele– Are you sure you are safe using Lightshot?  When I googled it there was a warning that any shots taken with it goes to their website and If anyone types in the right info they can see them. Maybe there is a way to keep them form going to the internet some way.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Anne Lamp.
    #78078
    Michele
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    • 1275
    • Superfan

    I’ve been using it for many years, Anne, and I’ve never had a problem. It gives you the option to copy (ctrl c) or save (ctrl s) the screenshot to your own device.  I’ve never seen any option to download it to their servers. Additionally, it doesn’t show a URL like bitly (a URL shortener) does.  Like any other screenshot, you must be aware of everything that it shows before you share it with anyone.

    #78128
    Anne Lamp
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    • 254
    • Enthusiast

    Thanks for the reply. Like I said I did not try it myself, but after reading the reviews, I decided to err on the side of caution in pointing them out. I know the net can be way off on some of this stuff.

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