Missing screen capture modes

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Drahken
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Missing screen capture modes

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Why is the "active window" option greyed out, and why is the [specific window] option missing, in the capture dialog? These are by far the most useful capture options, and their absence is the biggest barrier preventing me from replacing regular xnview with MP.
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m.Th.
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Re: Missing screen capture modes

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Drahken wrote:Why is the "active window" option greyed out, and why is the [specific window] option missing, in the capture dialog? These are by far the most useful capture options, and their absence is the biggest barrier preventing me from replacing regular xnview with MP.
I dunno. :) ...but most probably due of cross-platform issues. On nixes I think that he must 'speak' with X server to get either directly the image either the coordinates of the active window and after that to take a screenshot internally and crop @ coordinates after.

An application with source for "inspiration" is to be found here: http://screengrab.doomer.org/

But the capture engine has also other problems:

http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=28452

and

http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=28012
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Re: Missing screen capture modes

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