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Anyone get screen capture to work?

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Oct 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM

If use 'Capture Terminal Screen' nothing seems to happen. Anyone?

V.1.8 Win7 RDP sessions.

Oct 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Im assuming your going under Tools, Capture Terminal Screen...


If you go into Tools, Screen Capture Manager, do you see your captures?

Next, check the "Auto Switch On Capture" settings in Tools, Options.  If you want to automatically open the screen capture manager when you capture the shot, be sure that is checked.


Oct 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Yes. If I try to go to Capture Manager, it flashes for a moment as if it is trying to launch. If I simply try the capture, there is nothing on my clipboard. Wonder if there should be or if you have to go to capture manager to get them.


Oct 21, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Try this:


1. Go to Tools, Open Log Folder

2. Exit Terminals

3. Delete all of the log files

4. Start Terminals

5. Reproduce the problem (in as least steps as you can)

6. Exit Terminals

7. Open the same log folder, post the contents of CurrentLog.txt to this thread.


Oct 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM

I have been locking for my logs/log folder. That command also does not seem to work.

Where should the log folder be? I don't seem to have any logs. I also see that VNC still does not work for me and I was hoping to find a log somewhere.


Oct 21, 2009 at 9:32 PM
Edited Oct 21, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Looking at some source code I figured out what the capture files should look like. Normally, I run as a normal user. If run terminals 'as admin' it seems to put the files in the root of c: drive. as a normal user (cking - see below) the root of my virtual store folder. (not in the ..\virtualstore\program files\terminals )

So, it seems that the files get created (maybe not where expected on Windows 7) so I am guessing not being on the clipboard is normal. Why the Capture Manager does not fire up is not clear to me.

 Directory of c:\

10/21/2009  03:10 PM            21,765 2009-10-21_03-10-19.PNG
10/21/2009  03:11 PM            11,094 2009-10-21_03-11-07.PNG

 Directory of c:\Users\cking\AppData\Local\VirtualStore

10/21/2009  02:39 PM            90,494 2009-10-21_02-39-42.PNG
10/21/2009  02:54 PM           184,905 2009-10-21_02-54-48.PNG
10/21/2009  09:47 AM           179,737 2009-10-21_09-47-33.PNG
10/21/2009  09:48 AM           185,051 2009-10-21_09-48-13.PNG
10/21/2009  09:49 AM           185,310 2009-10-21_09-49-08.PNG
10/21/2009  09:55 AM           185,023 2009-10-21_09-55-20.PNG

Apr 12, 2011 at 9:24 AM


using v2.0 RC1 within XP Prof SP3, started only with admin rights, also gave me some confusing moments where the captured screenshots may have been stored...

well, in my case they're dumped automatically at "C:\WINDOWS\system32\CaptureRoot"! strange, huh?

besides that, the same behavior like mentioned by cking2, even with hooked option "Auto Switch On Capture" nothing happens within terminals except a empty, unlabelled tab will be created!
clicking that tab shows nothing, not even an empty page or something like that... however, it's closable though...



Apr 12, 2011 at 2:28 PM

If you aren't already using it, try v2.0 RC1 build 3.

Also check your terminals.config. There is a section in it called captureRoot which specifies the location of the folder where the files are stored.