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Anyone know how to prevent picasa from capturing screenshots and saving them automatically in a folder?

This only happens when Picasa is running.

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I also saw this happen and the solution is very simple. This is due to a print screen key stuck on the keyboard. Just press once and see, it should stop. IF not check the print screen key. It must be stuck physically. Very simple solution: http://day2dayexps.blogspot.in/2013/02/how-to-stop-picasa-saving-screenshots.html

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Google Support Forum has: Screenshots constantly saving -- how do I stop this feature?

So, turns out Google released the screenshot feature and then bugged in some way (I expect this to be solved by now, are you using the latest Picasa edition?).

There is another reference to the forum answer by Jeffery Klassen at Lifehacker,
Stop Picasa from Filling Your Hard Disk with Unwanted Screenshots.
Since this is a relatively recent post (Apr 2010), I guess Picasa may not have have this fixed yet).

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thansk nik, i am using the latest, 3.8 for pc, but its still doing it...i'll check this forum thanks for the link –  Bobby S Aug 30 '10 at 2:57

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