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#1 Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:08

I don't have any spare machines to try Windows 8, and it seems with each new version of Windows we are losing more and more features. First we lost Windows Movie Maker (Live doesn't count) and then the sound recorder was replaced with the pathetic version we have in Win 7, and now I hear Win 8 won't have Media Center built in, and it is being treated like DLC.

One feature I would really hate to lose as I have come to rely on it on an almost daily basis is the Snipping Tool. Can someone confirm if it is still present in Win 8?


#2 azspeedbullet

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:11

snipping tool is there

#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:12

You tell me.

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#4 JOHW

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:14

The snipping tool is present in the Release Preview.

Some people complain about Windows bloat, while others can't live without it... Microsoft removes features that their statistics show low usage, and relegate them to standalone apps so that these apps can get updated fairly quickly compared to a Windows application.

#5 MikeChipshop

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:17

First we lost Windows Movie Maker (Live doesn't count) ...


Out of interest, can you tell me why Live doesn't count?
Is it the fact you have to download the extra software?

#6 OP Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:20

snipping tool is there


Thank you and thank goodness. I pin it to the taskbar in Win 7 and use it all the time.

Out of interest, can you tell me why Live doesn't count?
Is it the fact you have to download the extra software?


No, it isn't as good as the built-in version like in XP.

#7 MikeChipshop

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:21

No, it isn't as good as the built-in version like in XP.


Ah that's fair enough then.

#8 OP Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:24

Ah that's fair enough then.


It actually disappointed me so much I finally bit the bullet and got Vegas.

#9 BajiRav

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:26

I don't have any spare machines to try Windows 8, and it seems with each new version of Windows we are losing more and more features. First we lost Windows Movie Maker (Live doesn't count) and then the sound recorder was replaced with the pathetic version we have in Win 7, and now I hear Win 8 won't have Media Center built in, and it is being treated like DLC.

One feature I would really hate to lose as I have come to rely on it on an almost daily basis is the Snipping Tool. Can someone confirm if it is still present in Win 8?

Snipping tool is present but now you have a system wise screenshot keyboard shortcut that also directly creates files.

#10 OP Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:32

Snipping tool is present but now you have a system wise screenshot keyboard shortcut that also directly creates files.


What is the combo?

#11 BajiRav

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:41

What is the combo?

Winkey + PrntScrn

#12 shozilla

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:56

I don't have any spare machines to try Windows 8, and it seems with each new version of Windows we are losing more and more features. First we lost Windows Movie Maker (Live doesn't count) and then the sound recorder was replaced with the pathetic version we have in Win 7, and now I hear Win 8 won't have Media Center built in, and it is being treated like DLC.

One feature I would really hate to lose as I have come to rely on it on an almost daily basis is the Snipping Tool. Can someone confirm if it is still present in Win 8?


I have Windows Media Center on my Windows 8 PR box. But when Windows 8 launches, you may pay a fee for Media Center download... something like that.

#13 OP Jaybonaut

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 21:53

Winkey + PrntScrn


Where does it get saved and what file type?

I have Windows Media Center on my Windows 8 PR box. But when Windows 8 launches, you may pay a fee for Media Center download... something like that.


Yeah that's exactly why I said it is being treated like DLC.

#14 shozilla

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 22:07

Where does it get saved and what file type?



Yeah that's exactly why I said it is being treated like DLC.


I understand that ... You can use VLC or some media software instead on Windows 8 if you can not afford to get WMC.

#15 BajiRav

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 22:29

Where does it get saved and what file type?

I think under a folder called screenshots? in Pictures folder.
Btw if you upgrade within the $40 promo offer, you will get WMC for "Free".