snipping tool slow

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Jeff@nospam.invalid, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Guest

    On 9/3/2012 3:37 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>
    >>> I know what you mean!
    >>>
    >>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>
    >>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>> Mode.
    >>>
    >>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>
    >>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>
    >>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>

    >>
    >> On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.

    >
    > It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    > configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.
    >

    Correct. It now opens within a second. Just tested it.
     
    , Sep 3, 2012
    #21
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  2. On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:17:10 -0400, d wrote:

    > On 9/3/2012 3:37 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>
    >>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>
    >>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>
    >>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>>> Mode.
    >>>>
    >>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>
    >>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.

    >>
    >> It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    >> configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.
    >>

    > Correct. It now opens within a second. Just tested it.


    I'm guessing that you now find the Snip Tool more useful :)

    Mine takes two or three seconds to appear. Obviously, I'd prefer the
    speed that Bob I sees, but my small delay is no big deal to me.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 3, 2012
    #22
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  3. Guest

    On 9/3/2012 5:25 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:17:10 -0400, d wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/3/2012 3:37 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.
    >>>
    >>> It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    >>> configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.
    >>>

    >> Correct. It now opens within a second. Just tested it.

    >
    > I'm guessing that you now find the Snip Tool more useful :)
    >
    > Mine takes two or three seconds to appear. Obviously, I'd prefer the
    > speed that Bob I sees, but my small delay is no big deal to me.
    >

    I used and loved the snipping tool a great deal in my previous computer
    which is why I was annoyed when it took so long to start in the new
    faster computer. But that is now past history. Thank you very much for
    the help.
     
    , Sep 3, 2012
    #23
  4. On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:33:43 -0400, d wrote:

    > On 9/3/2012 5:25 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:17:10 -0400, d wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 9/3/2012 3:37 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>>> On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.
    >>>>
    >>>> It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    >>>> configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.
    >>>>
    >>> Correct. It now opens within a second. Just tested it.

    >>
    >> I'm guessing that you now find the Snip Tool more useful :)
    >>
    >> Mine takes two or three seconds to appear. Obviously, I'd prefer the
    >> speed that Bob I sees, but my small delay is no big deal to me.
    >>

    > I used and loved the snipping tool a great deal in my previous computer
    > which is why I was annoyed when it took so long to start in the new
    > faster computer. But that is now past history. Thank you very much for
    > the help.


    Well, I wouldn't have been happy with such awful performance either, and
    I'm glad it was solvable.

    OTOH, I don't think I helped you, but other people did - so I'll assume
    that's who you were thanking :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 3, 2012
    #24
  5. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:55 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>> d wrote:
    >>>>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>>>> way is
    >>>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>>>> Safe
    >>>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>>>> (both
    >>>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>>>> useful
    >>>>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>>>> capture tool
    >>>>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>>>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ed
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >>>> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >>>> See here;
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >>>> Give it a try.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>>
    >>> Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >>>
    >>> I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >>>
    >>> For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    >>> re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    >>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks everyone.
    >>>
    >>> Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    >>> yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    >> spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    >> The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    >> Look at this little gem I painted;
    >> http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    > Makes you look like a toddler!
    >
    > but really - thanks for the hint.
    >
    > I just tried it. Geez, my handwriting is bad. Makes me look like a
    > toddler :)
    >
    > Given my handwriting, I'd also like the ability to type text in, but
    > what the heck, one can do that in another app once the picture is saved.
    >


    I'm getting slowly but surely to an age when that's sounding like a
    compliment.
    When I was younger I might have protested that they said that about Van
    Gogh's things; or maybe even Picasso's Guernica. But now I delight in
    any comment about youthful health and vigour in anything I do or say.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 4, 2012
    #25
  6. Bob I Guest

    On 9/3/2012 2:37 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:32:14 -0500, Bob I wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/2/2012 9:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow starts of
    >>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows 7 to
    >>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe mode? If
    >>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is using up
    >>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try the
    >>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything start
    >>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>
    >>> I know what you mean!
    >>>
    >>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>
    >>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual way is
    >>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be Safe
    >>> Mode.
    >>>
    >>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>
    >>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB (both
    >>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>
    >>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>

    >>
    >> On a laptop with an SSD it is virtually instantaneous.

    >
    > It's normally pretty quick with a hard drive too. The OP had a
    > configuration problem which was solved by a hint from Ed Cryer.
    >


    The old "optimization gotcha". ;-)
     
    Bob I, Sep 4, 2012
    #26
  7. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:55 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >
    >> d wrote:
    >>> On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>> d wrote:
    >>>>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>>>> way is
    >>>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>>>> Safe
    >>>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>>>> (both
    >>>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>>>> useful
    >>>>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>>>> capture tool
    >>>>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>>>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ed
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >>>> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >>>> See here;
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >>>> Give it a try.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>>
    >>> Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >>>
    >>> I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >>>
    >>> For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    >>> re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    >>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks everyone.
    >>>
    >>> Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    >>> yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    >> spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    >> The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    >> Look at this little gem I painted;
    >> http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    > Makes you look like a toddler!
    >
    > but really - thanks for the hint.
    >
    > I just tried it. Geez, my handwriting is bad. Makes me look like a
    > toddler :)
    >
    > Given my handwriting, I'd also like the ability to type text in, but
    > what the heck, one can do that in another app once the picture is saved.
    >


    I've found another sneakily hidden Win7 program that does just that; and
    lots more.
    Windows Journal, under Tablet PC.
    Here's another Ed classic doodle;
    http://tinyurl.com/cn5vxg2

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 4, 2012
    #27
  8. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:13:16 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    > Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:55 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>
    >>> d wrote:
    >>>> On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>>> d wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>>>>> way is
    >>>>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>>>>> Safe
    >>>>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>>>>> (both
    >>>>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>>>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>>>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>>>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>>>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>>>>> useful
    >>>>>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>>>>> capture tool
    >>>>>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>>>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>>>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>>>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>>>>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Ed
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >>>>> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >>>>> See here;
    >>>>> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >>>>> Give it a try.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ed
    >>>>>
    >>>> Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >>>>
    >>>> For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    >>>> re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    >>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks everyone.
    >>>>
    >>>> Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    >>>> yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    >>> spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    >>> The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    >>> Look at this little gem I painted;
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf
    >>>
    >>> Ed

    >>
    >> Makes you look like a toddler!
    >>
    >> but really - thanks for the hint.
    >>
    >> I just tried it. Geez, my handwriting is bad. Makes me look like a
    >> toddler :)
    >>
    >> Given my handwriting, I'd also like the ability to type text in, but
    >> what the heck, one can do that in another app once the picture is saved.
    >>

    >
    > I've found another sneakily hidden Win7 program that does just that; and
    > lots more.
    > Windows Journal, under Tablet PC.
    > Here's another Ed classic doodle;
    > http://tinyurl.com/cn5vxg2
    >
    > Ed


    I still think you're a lot better than Jackson Pollack, but I'm not
    among those people who seem to think he's great.

    I kind of liked the Archaic Greek koroi in the lower right, but that
    wasn't your work.

    OK, now I have to check out the program you mentioned.

    But not now - I just tried it, and it requires me to install some
    Windows printing software, so I'll wait for a while.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 5, 2012
    #28
  9. Seth Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    < 7KB and numerous lines of text snipped >

    For a thread about a snipping tool it is ironic that no one bothered to snip
    prior\irrelevant lines of text on each response...
     
    Seth, Sep 5, 2012
    #29
  10. Char Jackson Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:49:16 -0400, "Seth"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >< 7KB and numerous lines of text snipped >
    >
    >For a thread about a snipping tool it is ironic that no one bothered to snip
    >prior\irrelevant lines of text on each response...


    I was thinking the same thing...

    --

    Char Jackson
     
    Char Jackson, Sep 5, 2012
    #30
  11. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    I had noticed the lack of snipping, but I remained a bad boy.

    And please take note of my inappropriate snipping here :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 5, 2012
    #31
  12. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:13:16 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >
    >> Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:55 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> d wrote:
    >>>>> On 9/2/2012 12:14 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>>> Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>>>>>> d wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 10:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 13:16, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> On 9/2/2012 4:36 AM, Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 02/09/2012 03:19, d wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> In my previous Windows 7 64 bit system running on a i3 laptop with
    >>>>>>>>>>>> 6G of
    >>>>>>>>>>>> ram I learned to use and really like the "Snipping Tool".
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> But in my new Windows 7 64 bit laptop with a 3rd generation i7 cpu
    >>>>>>>>>>>> and 8
    >>>>>>>>>>>> G of ram the "Snipping tool" takes over 30 seconds to start. I've
    >>>>>>>>>>>> searched the web and find that many others have noticed slow
    >>>>>>>>>>>> starts of
    >>>>>>>>>>>> the Snipping tool but n solutions for it. I ran sfc /scannow and it
    >>>>>>>>>>>> found no problems. So I am at a loss.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Any suggestions?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Could it be that my 1 GB pagefile is too large (causing Windows
    >>>>>>>>>>>> 7 to
    >>>>>>>>>>>> search my slow HDD instead of finding it in ram)?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Other ideas?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Jeff
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> I've never tried it, but does the snipping tool run in safe
    >>>>>>>>>>> mode? If
    >>>>>>>>>>> so, is it any faster?
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Other than that, what about running the snipping tool when the task
    >>>>>>>>>>> manager is up showing what processes are running, and what is
    >>>>>>>>>>> using up
    >>>>>>>>>>> the CPU. That's with the "Processes" tab on screen. You might try
    >>>>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>>>> same thing with the "Performance" tab on screen. Does anything
    >>>>>>>>>>> start
    >>>>>>>>>>> consuming CPU time when you start the snipping tool?
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Thanks for your suggestions Jeff (I like that name).
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I know what you mean!
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Not sure how to start the system in safe mode.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Just follow the on-screen instructions while booting. The usual
    >>>>>>>>> way is
    >>>>>>>>> to press and hold the F8 key early on during the boot process (before
    >>>>>>>>> the Windows logo appears). You will then be presented with a screen
    >>>>>>>>> which gives you several options to continue. One of these will be
    >>>>>>>>> Safe
    >>>>>>>>> Mode.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> But here are some interesting findings that might help others.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> I had originally set the virtual memory on this system to 1024MB
    >>>>>>>>>> (both
    >>>>>>>>>> min and maximum) because I thought the 8GB that Windows had set it to
    >>>>>>>>>> was too large. This is counter-intuitive but I now went back and let
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows manage it and it immediately reset it to 8 GB. Now, the ST
    >>>>>>>>>> starts up at the same time as it does in my old laptop. Still not
    >>>>>>>>>> terribly fast but much faster. Makes no sense because my HDD is not a
    >>>>>>>>>> fast one but these are the facts.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> On my 3-years old HP G61 laptop (Win7HPx64, dual core Pentium T4300
    >>>>>>>>> @2.1GHz, 4GB ram, virtual memory is automatically managed and 4GB is
    >>>>>>>>> currently allocated), the Snipping Tool starts 3 - 4 seconds after
    >>>>>>>>> clicking its link in "Accessories". That seems ok to me.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Wish mine did.
    >>>>>>>> On my laptop, after a fresh reboot and with Windows controlling the
    >>>>>>>> pagefile Snipping Tool now opens at a speedy 16 seconds. 3-4 seconds
    >>>>>>>> would be fine with me too!
    >>>>>>>> There are a lt of messages on the web about ST slow starts but no
    >>>>>>>> useful
    >>>>>>>> solutions I could find.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I just created a desktop shortcut using the command line for IrfanView
    >>>>>>>> capture tool
    >>>>>>>> "C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" /capture=X
    >>>>>>>> and it is dazzlingly "instantaneous"! Now I need to figure out how to
    >>>>>>>> make it not capture the entire desktop but only what I want like in
    >>>>>>>> Snipping Tool.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/9uv4mn2
    >>>>>>> Irfanview, Options, Capture/ Screenshot.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Ed
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> There's one suggested solution that comes up time and again with a
    >>>>>> google on this problem; Tablet PC Components.
    >>>>>> See here;
    >>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/8b8lxzn
    >>>>>> Give it a try.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Ed
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Ed, you are the champ. You solved my problem.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I re-installed Tablet PC Components and Snipping Tool opens in 2-3 seconds!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> For others in the same predicament I created for myself: here is how to
    >>>>> re-install any of Windows 7 default services:
    >>>>> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/236709-services-restore-default-services-windows-7-a.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks everyone.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Note: beware of mucking around with Windows. You are more likely to get
    >>>>> yourself in trouble than to remove "unnecessary" services .....
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>> It's good to see that these NGs can be helpful as well as a vehicle for
    >>>> spammers, trolls and vitriol-laden losers.
    >>>> The Snipping Tool can do a lot that Paint does.
    >>>> Look at this little gem I painted;
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/bvt7hbf
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>
    >>> Makes you look like a toddler!
    >>>
    >>> but really - thanks for the hint.
    >>>
    >>> I just tried it. Geez, my handwriting is bad. Makes me look like a
    >>> toddler :)
    >>>
    >>> Given my handwriting, I'd also like the ability to type text in, but
    >>> what the heck, one can do that in another app once the picture is saved.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I've found another sneakily hidden Win7 program that does just that; and
    >> lots more.
    >> Windows Journal, under Tablet PC.
    >> Here's another Ed classic doodle;
    >> http://tinyurl.com/cn5vxg2
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    > I still think you're a lot better than Jackson Pollack, but I'm not
    > among those people who seem to think he's great.
    >
    > I kind of liked the Archaic Greek koroi in the lower right, but that
    > wasn't your work.
    >
    > OK, now I have to check out the program you mentioned.
    >
    > But not now - I just tried it, and it requires me to install some
    > Windows printing software, so I'll wait for a while.
    >


    It's an optional install. I just said "no".

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 5, 2012
    #32
  13. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >
    > I had noticed the lack of snipping, but I remained a bad boy.
    >
    > And please take note of my inappropriate snipping here :)
    >


    You're a snip off the old block.

    Ed
    --
    This is not a sig. It was arrived at by allowing a myriad monkeys a
    myriad days to hit the keys on a myriad typewriters.
    But it still fools WLM.
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 5, 2012
    #33
  14. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:49:13 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    > Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>
    >> I had noticed the lack of snipping, but I remained a bad boy.
    >>
    >> And please take note of my inappropriate snipping here :)
    >>

    >
    > You're a snip off the old block.
    >
    > Ed


    I'll have to bloch your efforts to chip off my self esteem.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 5, 2012
    #34
  15. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:46:31 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    >>> I've found another sneakily hidden Win7 program that does just that; and
    >>> lots more.
    >>> Windows Journal, under Tablet PC.
    >>> Here's another Ed classic doodle;
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/cn5vxg2
    >>>
    >>> Ed

    >>
    >> I still think you're a lot better than Jackson Pollack, but I'm not
    >> among those people who seem to think he's great.
    >>
    >> I kind of liked the Archaic Greek koroi in the lower right, but that
    >> wasn't your work.
    >>
    >> OK, now I have to check out the program you mentioned.
    >>
    >> But not now - I just tried it, and it requires me to install some
    >> Windows printing software, so I'll wait for a while.
    >>

    >
    > It's an optional install. I just said "no".


    Hmm. That's what I expected, but when I said no, it quit the
    installation.

    This computer stuff is just too complicated for me :)

    I'll look again later.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 5, 2012
    #35
  16. Ed Cryer Guest

    Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:46:31 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >
    >>>> I've found another sneakily hidden Win7 program that does just that; and
    >>>> lots more.
    >>>> Windows Journal, under Tablet PC.
    >>>> Here's another Ed classic doodle;
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/cn5vxg2
    >>>>
    >>>> Ed
    >>>
    >>> I still think you're a lot better than Jackson Pollack, but I'm not
    >>> among those people who seem to think he's great.
    >>>
    >>> I kind of liked the Archaic Greek koroi in the lower right, but that
    >>> wasn't your work.
    >>>
    >>> OK, now I have to check out the program you mentioned.
    >>>
    >>> But not now - I just tried it, and it requires me to install some
    >>> Windows printing software, so I'll wait for a while.
    >>>

    >>
    >> It's an optional install. I just said "no".

    >
    > Hmm. That's what I expected, but when I said no, it quit the
    > installation.
    >
    > This computer stuff is just too complicated for me :)
    >
    > I'll look again later.
    >


    This is my latest; I call it "Ego".
    http://tinyurl.com/c6wor2z
    History is puzzling. Why did Joe Soap make war on Fred Frandango? Well,
    we just don't know; but we have some ideas.
    So then we'll teach them "political history"; the story of the kids at
    the top. Napoleon v the Duke of Wellington, Hitler v Montgomery and
    Eisenhower.
    But what about the poor unenfranchised masses? The ones who slaved away
    to build Spitfires, and go unrecorded.
    Well, they're just cannon fodder; they don't count; like grains of sand
    on the beaches. When God welcomes the new intakes in through the Pearly
    Gates, he and St Peter only debrief the top echelons to find out how
    things are going down here.

    Hang on a minute, I'm as good as you. I might not be sprinkled with
    star-dust and Tinsel-town glitter; but I count, pal.

    Ok then, we all count. Each life has meaning. In fact you can only
    embody the story of human life in the lived experience of an individual;
    any individual, or at least any thinking individual. The life of an
    whore to a Chinese emperor is as valuable as that of a Roman emperor;
    and God debriefs them especially.

    So then, there you have it; my little ego-portrait.

    Ed the thinker.
     
    Ed Cryer, Sep 6, 2012
    #36
  17. Re: snipping tool slow SOLVED

    On Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:05:24 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:

    >>> It's an optional install. I just said "no".

    >>
    >> Hmm. That's what I expected, but when I said no, it quit the
    >> installation.
    >>
    >> This computer stuff is just too complicated for me :)
    >>
    >> I'll look again later.
    >>

    >
    > This is my latest; I call it "Ego".
    > http://tinyurl.com/c6wor2z
    > History is puzzling. Why did Joe Soap make war on Fred Frandango? Well,
    > we just don't know; but we have some ideas.
    > So then we'll teach them "political history"; the story of the kids at
    > the top. Napoleon v the Duke of Wellington, Hitler v Montgomery and
    > Eisenhower.
    > But what about the poor unenfranchised masses? The ones who slaved away
    > to build Spitfires, and go unrecorded.
    > Well, they're just cannon fodder; they don't count; like grains of sand
    > on the beaches. When God welcomes the new intakes in through the Pearly
    > Gates, he and St Peter only debrief the top echelons to find out how
    > things are going down here.
    >
    > Hang on a minute, I'm as good as you. I might not be sprinkled with
    > star-dust and Tinsel-town glitter; but I count, pal.
    >
    > Ok then, we all count. Each life has meaning. In fact you can only
    > embody the story of human life in the lived experience of an individual;
    > any individual, or at least any thinking individual. The life of an
    > whore to a Chinese emperor is as valuable as that of a Roman emperor;
    > and God debriefs them especially.
    >
    > So then, there you have it; my little ego-portrait.
    >
    > Ed the thinker.


    OK, now tell me, how did Nessie get to the lake in your top picture?

    Did you kidnap (monsternap?) her?

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 6, 2012
    #37
  18. Louismathews

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    SLOW STARTUP SNIPPING TOOL SOLVED! 11Feb 2016 , For me at least.

    I have win7 with two screens on a desktop. I have had this snipping tool 30 sec startup problem for ages, very annoying. Today I changed my pagefile to "custom size" from 8GB to the recommended 12GB (the exact recommended number 12153) and Lo and behold, its working now for the first time ever! I have a 3 sec startup. I have tried all other published solutions to no avail.
     
    Louismathews, Feb 11, 2016
    #38
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