Way to capture a scrolling menu drop-down?

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Is there a way to capture a scrolling menu drop-down? I'm trying to capture the entire area of a dropdown, but it won't let me scroll through the dropdown, it only lets me scroll the entire page.
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lindsey.statler

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jasons

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Simple answer I'm sure would be no.

Workaround:
Just capture the whole window with the first part of the menu then second  then third etc and copy/paste the extended menu back to 1st image.


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lindsey.statler

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That's what I've been having to do :(
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Lindsey,

Yes, there are many ways to capture a scrolling menu... but it depends on where the menu is.

For example, you could try the panoramic capture with the 3 second delay timer set. This will give you time to open up the menu, then grap the top of the menu that is showing, then scroll the menu to capture the unseen part.

There is also a special menu capture feature available under the Advanced capture types.

Maybe if you could share with me where that menu is, I can help a bit more.
If you can't post a picture of it here, maybe send me an image to k.mullins@techsmith.com

Kelly
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Here are the instructions for taking a regular menu capture:

Change your settings to Menu capture, and set the timer to 3-5 seconds so you have enough time to open the menu once the capture button is clicked.

Once you create the capture as you need it, save those settings as a preset so you can have them handy the next time you need them.

Click on the image below so you can see a larger image of the settings you need.


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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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I did try the delay method with the panoramic capture and it did not work. It seems those might be exclusive of each other.

However, I did choose the Panoramic option, opened a menu, then used the hotkey to start the capture, and that worked.


But again, this might not work on your particular menu.


Yuu can watch a video here:
https://www.screencast.com/t/oeSVTGk1iN

Kelly
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lindsey.statler

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Hi Kelly,

The video you posted above won't play for me for some reason. I tried uploading a picture of the menu I'm trying to capture, but my company has that feature blocked. I will try emailing you the image. Thanks!
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I have this problem more so browser related.

I tested the crap out of trying to scroll capture a browser menu as a image with no luck. Video capture sure but not a image.

example of what I get

My preset w-hotkey. Simple panoramic



A long bookmarks menu for example. I have it open with mouse hovering on it.



I hit my hotkey, make my selection and... Where did it go ??



Ok,  trying clicking start. Nope I get a capture of what you see above.

Tried Scrolling Window capture. Nope.

So capturing a scrolling menu as a image can't be done as far as I can Find. At least a browser related capture.

Anyone else getting this result?


Dubie
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Scroll-down menu capture used to work fine. At least until version 12, if memory serves. That is yet another obvious reason why people purchase SnagIt licences which goes by the wayside.