Tip for clean screenshot background

Subject: Tip for clean screenshot background
From: "Stuart Rogers" <srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:19:01 -0400


To those who need to take screenshots that may take in some of the
(potentially) messy Desktop of their PC, may I suggest putting a blank
html page in a browser window and removing all extraneous toolbars etc.
to create an (almost) completely blank screen as a background.

E.g., open Internet Explorer, type about:blank in the address field and
press F11. Except for a slim toolbar across the top, you've got a
perfectly white display. Run your target application on top of it and
you won't have any distracting folders or icons in your screencaps. If
you want a colour other than white, just create an html page with the
line <body bgcolor="#yourcolourinHex"> after the <head/> tag and open
that instead of about:blank.

I've been using this with RoboDemo lately with good success. My
application opens windows of varying sizes/positions, so I need a
capture region larger than the main window, but I didn’t want to
rearrange my Desktop for the purpose.

regards,

Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

mailto:srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com

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