Software to screenshot a menu under Windows. Normally pressing PrintScreen causes the menus to disappear.

I don't have any other special "hard requirements".

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    Please note this site is about recommending software, not assets like howtos, manuals, multi-media content. A hint, though: Windows might not give "visual feedback" on that, but it copied the screenshot to your clipboard. You can then insert it into another application, e.g. a picture editor or Word document. – Izzy Jul 14 '15 at 12:15
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    I suggest rephrasing your question as "What software will allow me to take screenshots of menus under Windows" – Steve Barnes Jul 14 '15 at 12:39
  • @Izzy I search for software, including built-in. Steve Barnes offfered a manual, and I would accept it if it was not a workaround for certain cases. – Smit Johnth Jul 14 '15 at 13:07
  • If you're looking for software, your post is lacking details: what are your requirements? Should it e.g. be capable of a) copy the entire scrren b) selected window c) selected section (to be drawn with your mouse) d) repeat last selection? Do you e.g. need a) annotation features (and if yes, to what degree) b) direct-upload features (e.g. to Imgur or wherever), c) …? You know what comes now: Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? and edit your question accordingly ;) – Izzy Jul 14 '15 at 13:12
  • The Print Screen button works fine for me, the menu doesn't disappear, and it copies an image to the clipboard (on Windows 7). What version of Windows are you using, and what software do you want to screenshot? – vclaw Jul 14 '15 at 13:17

If it is a normal menu, (rather than a context menu), then pressing & holding alt while pressing the menu keyboard short-cut, (usually the initial letter but underlined while you have alt pressed), then without releasing alt press the print screen button. You will then get a screenshot of the window complete with menus on your clipboard - if you would like just the menu then you will need to edit with any picture editor, e.g. Gimp.


  • It works, but... It's a workaround. – Smit Johnth Jul 14 '15 at 13:04

Greenshot can do that. It doesn't dismiss menus.

Greenshot also has a fairly decent image editor and one click upload to Dropbox and Imgur etcenter image description here

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