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Cannot take screen shots in FSX Accel. Windows 8 in Full Screen?

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All of a sudden I am unable to take Screenshots in my FSX\Gold installation in windows 8 64 using the "v" key? If I change from Full Screen to Windowed mode then I can.But what changed?

 

I've seen I am not alone in this matter, but is there an easy solution, I can use the "Print Screen command" but that only takes one picture at a time...

 

Berlopez

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Might be a sharing issue.  Right click your FSX folder and see if it is being shared.  Administrator is probably not allowing you access to your system.  He's only trying to protect you from evil people in the world.  Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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How could this happen I  haven't changed anything ?...

 

Itjust stopped working with the "V" key?

 

Unfortunately JIm my MEDION Windows 8 computer started making noises from a ventilator or something. I have called them and tomorrow I am to take it for repairs.

I am back on my old Dell Vostro 220 right now until I get it back.

 

I Googled the issue and I am not alone, checked the path where the images get stored and it was correct..But FSX decided not to like it anymore?

Then I found a thread by somehaving th eissue and he suggested using gthe Windows key+print screen key...this creates a new folder where the images get stored.I acnnot check because I have disconnected that computer already I am sorry. As soon as I get it back I'll check what you suggest in the FSX folderr and see and will report.

 

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I have had to send that computer for repairs and it will take at least 14 days before I hear from them,I'm back to my Dell win7 32; So I'm not able to check the folder...As I say above.

 

I don't understand why this question/topic has been moved ?

 

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Double check your button and key mappings in FSX/FSUIPC/Proprietary Software.  Sometimes mine change for no apparent reason.

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Dennis thanks for your reply. As I say above I am on my old computer and won't be able to test until i get my New one back from repairs...In about 14 days ( Bummer)! I checked my key setting and path,just before the problem started with that computer and all was allright. 

I do have FSUIPC Unregistered   I don't use any of its' mappings, other than the defaults FSX. If I were to do this I'm going to need more guidance as to how,I'm afraid to ask?

 

Berlopez

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Got my computer back , had a total HD failure. I'm back to the issue of not being able to take screenies of FSX, Jim I checked if the folder was being sharred,it was not. I edited my security settings and gave myself Full Control on all of them.

 

Microsoft Paint is the program I use to save my screenies to and then save them to desktop, to do whatever... This Windows 8 doesn't have Paint or what program can I use???...

 

Berlopez

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Got my computer back , had a total HD failure. I'm back to the issue of not being able to take screenies of FSX, Jim I checked if the folder was being sharred,it was not. I edited my security settings and gave myself Full Control on all of them.

 

Microsoft Paint is the program I use to save my screenies to and then save them to desktop, to do whatever... This Windows 8 doesn't have Paint or what program can I use???...

 

Berlopez

 

 

Glad to hear you got you computer back. Are you able to take the pics? If so, how did you do it? Just in case it happens to us.

 

It's strange you aren't able to use the "V" key to take pics. I also have WIN8 and have had no problems taking pics in either windowed or full screen mode.

 

You mentioned you don't have the Paint program in your Win8? That's also strange...I have it.

 

Hope you get things figured out.

 

Rod

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After I downloaded a paint program I found, funny that didn't get deleted when they "Zeroed" my drive. Thus computer has Paint Pro from Windows 8.

 

I made a test with the paint program i downloaded and can take a single screenie, Still I am unable to use the "V" key; it's frustrating because I can't take multiple screenshots.

 

Attached is an image(J-peg) of the error I get.

 

berlopez

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In order to solve this problem with WIN8 and no "V" key for screenshots in full screen FSX can anyone with WIN8 please provide the actual full path to the folder that stores the pictures. I can't believe that the path is different for windowed mode and full screen mode. If he is able to take screenshots in windowed mode I think he should be able to do the same in full screen. The error he gets in full screen says "Unable to capture screenshots". He does not get that error supposedly in windowed mode. Please help. Thanks, Bob.

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C:\Users\Yourname\My Pictures\Flight Simulator X files

whether full screen or windowed screenshots

taken using the V key or other assigned button.

 

One solution might be to use pseudo full screen

pseudo_full_screen.zip

at the Avsim Library.

 

If you use Dx10, it allows cockpit tooltips in full

screen too.

 

Regards,

Nick

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Thanks. Is this the path for WIN8 too? Can you take screenshots in full screen in WIN8 FSX with the "V" key? Bob.

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Thanks. Is this the path for WIN8 too? Can you take screenshots in full screen in WIN8 FSX with the "V" key? Bob.

 

Yes to both questions (if you click on my MY PC you will see my OS).

 

Regards,

Nick

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Hi Nick. OK Thanks . I hope he sees this answer. Did you have to do anything special in FSX WIN8 to do it? Regards, Bob.

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Just to clarify This computer does have a Paint programm called Fresh paint, I have tried to copy images to it using the Print screen method, but nothing copies. no file is chosen or path. just a Blanck window. This is why I downloaded the standard Paint because I understand it better and makes more sense.To me.

 

Berlopez

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This is my path were FSX is Storring my images in my computer, My computer is in  Danish Billeder is Pictures.

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Fixed! Together with Bob F. We found that the screen resolution of my desktop was not the same as that on my FSX settings, changed it so they matched and now I'm able to save images in the Flight Simulator X folder

 

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Fixed! Together with Bob F. We found that the screen resolution of my desktop was not the same as that on my FSX settings, changed it so they matched and now I'm able to save images in the Flight Simulator X folder

 

Berlopez

 

I am having this problem.

 

Where do i go to change it please?

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Thanks to Boob Again for helping me.

My cmputer got formatted Again by Medion repairs :angry:

I had forgotten about this thread; i have spoken to Bob and now all is well Again.

 

Berlopez

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Guys, I am experience the same problem, but unfortunately it looks like I cannot fix it with the "same resolution in FSX and desktop" trick...

Any other idea, please?

I am running Windows 8.1, FSX acc with a bunch of tweaks (Word Not Allowed's and Bojote's Venetubo.com).

 

Actually, I know it was working before I applied Word Not Allowed's and Bojote's, so can anybody suggest if any of their tweaks in FSX.cfg could potentially affect the "V-command"?

 

Finally, does anybody know where this "V-command" is explicitly found? Not in FSX plain settings (it is not one of the controls/buttons...) and not in FSUIPC, so where?

 

Many thanks!!!!!!!

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