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Windows 8 feature question

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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?

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snipping tool is there

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You tell me.

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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.
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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343671709' post='595045839'] First we lost Windows Movie Maker (Live doesn't count) ...
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Out of interest, can you tell me why Live doesn't count?
Is it the fact you have to download the extra software?
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[quote name='azspeedbullet' timestamp='1343671898' post='595045851']
snipping tool is there
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Thank you and thank goodness. I pin it to the taskbar in Win 7 and use it all the time.

[quote name='MikeHellstone' timestamp='1343672262' post='595045871']
Out of interest, can you tell me why Live doesn't count?
Is it the fact you have to download the extra software?
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No, it isn't as good as the built-in version like in XP.

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343672436' post='595045875']
No, it isn't as good as the built-in version like in XP.
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Ah that's fair enough then.

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[quote name='MikeHellstone' timestamp='1343672497' post='595045881']
Ah that's fair enough then.
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It actually disappointed me so much I finally bit the bullet and got Vegas.

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343671709' post='595045839']
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?
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Snipping tool is present but now you have a system wise screenshot keyboard shortcut that also directly creates files.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1343672777' post='595045893']
Snipping tool is present but now you have a system wise screenshot keyboard shortcut that also directly creates files.
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What is the combo?

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343673126' post='595045909']
What is the combo?
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Winkey + PrntScrn
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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343671709' post='595045839']
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 [color=#ff0000][b]Win 8 won't have Media Center built in[/b][/color], 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?
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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.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1343673665' post='595045933']
Winkey + PrntScrn
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Where does it get saved and what file type?

[quote name='shozilla' timestamp='1343674597' post='595045961']
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.
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Yeah that's exactly why I said it is being treated like DLC.

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343685215' post='595046515']
Where does it get saved and what file type?



Yeah that's exactly why I said it is being treated like DLC.
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I understand that ... You can use VLC or some media software instead on Windows 8 if you can not afford to get WMC.

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1343685215' post='595046515']
Where does it get saved and what file type?
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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".

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[quote name='shozilla' timestamp='1343686020' post='595046561']
I understand that ... You can use VLC or some media software instead on Windows 8 if you can not afford to get WMC.
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I like to use my 360 as a media extender, so the WMC is prob the way I will go.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1343673665' post='595045933']
Winkey + PrntScrn
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Nice.

[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1343687390' post='595046595']
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".
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Yes, Screenshots in your pictures folder.

I'm upset I went to Windows 8 Pro RTM, no WMC. Have to wait ... :/

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its in the retail

its in the retail

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[quote name='Jaybonaut' timestamp='1346342932' post='595135153']
I like to use my 360 as a media extender, so the WMC is prob the way I will go.
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Well, I am sorry but you didn't say about Xbox 360 in your first post. I thought you wanted WMC on your Windows 8 PC.

As of now, we are in preview/RTM stage.... Just wait until Windows 8 comes out and we will see what we can do about WMC.

Maybe you get it from DLC or Microsoft may add option to use alternative video player for your videos.

Or you can contact Microsoft for a solution for your Xbox 360 and Windows 8 connection.

Otherwise, you can use Windows 7 as Xbox media extender for now.

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Win+PrntScrn is nice, but it's limited in that it only does full Desktop screen grabs. (Which are saved as .png in a new "Screenshots" folder.) Windows could really benefit from the (in my opinion) much better screenshot functionality in Mac OS X, in that you can add modifiers to the basic keyboard shortcut to grab things like just the active window or a rectangular custom selection, and then these are all automatically dropped into said folder. (You can presently do things like Alt+PrntScrn to get the active window, but you still have to open something like Paint and then paste it and then save it.)

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