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Win8 Snipping tool issues

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  • Skriker V1.0

    Hi all, pulling hairs out here, has anyone seen this issue, when using the snipping tool in Win8 and then trying to select a save location it freezes up, sometime it recovers other times I have to kill the process?

    http://www.lennoxdevelopment.net/images/snip_issues.png

  • Harlequin

    Have to ask, but are your video drivers are up to date? Sometimes new drivers come out in January.

  • Sven Groot

    Hmm, just tried it and it's fine for me.

  • Ry34

    My snipping tool is also freezing in Windows 8 Pro... Did you upgrade from Win 7 or do a clean install?

  • CaRDiaK

    Was using mine with no issues last night. Upgraded from Win7

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  • felix9

    File Save Dialog is in fact, a quite complex thing, its basically an Explorer, so it will load all your shell extensions, including those badly written, and I suppose it will try to enumerate system namespaces, and go to your last saved location, if your last saved location is something unreliable, like an offline network drive, I suppose some unexpected behavior can happen.

  • OrigamiCar

    , felix9 wrote

    File Save Dialog is in fact, a quite complex thing, its basically an Explorer, so it will load all your shell extensions, including those badly written, and I suppose it will try to enumerate system namespaces, and go to your last saved location, if your last saved location is something unreliable, like an offline network drive, I suppose some unexpected behavior can happen.

    +1 on this response by Felix.

    I used to have exactly the same behavior but with IE when my work computer was on Windows 7 - every time I tried to download a file it would completely lock up on the 'save as' dialog box. Turned out to be some network folder it was attempting to access but couldn't, yet didn't time out for some reason.
    My guess is you are experiencing something similar...

  • jperr

    I am experiencing the same issue with Windows 8 Pro. It is intermittent, freezing maybe 1/10 of the time. Always on the save dialog.

    Noticed the same issue in Chrome when trying to save images, but much less frequent.

    • Lenovo U460 - Core i3 - Integrated graphics.
    • Windows 8 Pro (upgraded from Windows 7) - All drivers and software up to date.

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