Vista 5472: why the "Snipping tool" is in Tablet PC package only?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BillD, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. BillD

    BillD Guest

    The Snipping tool allows you to capture the screen, windows, rectangular
    regions, irregular regions. But this tool is only avaible as whole Tablet PC
    package and so to have this tool you have to install all other tools from
    this package. Why the Snipping tool is not included by default like paint,
    calc, etc. ? Why I can't select to install only this tool from the Tablet PC
    package?
     
    BillD, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. It's in the premium SKUs like Ultimate etc.

    Firstly, there is going to be a dividing line between the Basic and
    Premium packages.

    Secondly, this implementation probably requires that ink and pen
    services are running, which may not be available in non-premium SKUs.
     
    Mike Williams, Jul 23, 2006
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  3. BillD

    deebs Guest

    Hmmm ... I don't know if it helps but FastStone Capture does most of
    what has been described and unlike some screen capture utilities seems
    to work very well in a 32 bit or 64 bit Vista environment.

    (and it is free)
     
    deebs, Jul 23, 2006
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  4. It installed automatically on my Ultimate edition.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jul 23, 2006
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  5. BillD

    BillD Guest

    Yes, but the whole Tablet PC package is installed.
    This package includes also:
    - Sticky Notes that (I don't use because I have the same tool as gadgets)
    - Tablet PC Input Panel
    - Windows Journal
    So I'd like having the possibility to have the Snipping Tool without to
    install this whole package.
     
    BillD, Jul 24, 2006
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  6. It's a standalone file I think. Try copying the Snipping tool file to a
    separate drive then uninstall the Tablet PC stuff. Recopy the Snipping Tool
    back to the system drive, it might still work
     
    Brian Wescombe, Jul 26, 2006
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