I have:

  • Screeshoter freeware that detects PRINTSCREEN and does a screenshot
  • Autohotkey that calls WindowsSnippingTool with WIN+PRINTSCREEN:

    #PrintScreen::
    Run, "C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-snippingtool-app_...\SnippingTool.exe"
    Return
    

Problem: when I hit WIN+PRINTSCREEN, then WindowsSnippingTool starts (normal) but Screenshoter is also triggered because it detects PRINTSCREEN anyway!

How to prevent the latter to happen?

  • Choose another key combination for that freeware. – harrymc Oct 11 at 16:01
  • @harrymc for Screenshoter, not possible. But this portable lightweight freeware is really useful, it quietly (without any GUI) just saves the screen as a JPG or PNG on Desktop (without asking anything). – Basj Oct 11 at 19:09
  • The product you are using does a very low-level key detection if it competes with AutoHotKey, so there is no way to block it. Your choice as I see it is to get another screenshooter (there are many), or set Autohotkey with another key combination. – harrymc Oct 11 at 19:28
  • You're probably right @harrymc. Any idea of replacement screenshoter (portable freeware+working on Win7+noGUIdisplayed+just one keyboard press saves JPG or PNG directly to desktop without popup/dialog) on the top of your head? (if not I'll look or post on softwarerecs.SE) – Basj Oct 11 at 19:41

The product you are using does a very low-level key detection if it can compete with AutoHotKey, so there is no way to block it.

Your choice as I see it is to get another screenshooter (there are many), or set Autohotkey with another key combination.

If you are looking for another screenshooter, I like Greenshot which is free and open source and even reasonably portable.

You may find many others among Greenshot alternatives or Best Free Screen Capture Tool.

I found an easy solution/trick, via Key remapping:

#PrintScreen::F13  ;; Trick to avoid Win+PrintScreen to also trigger Screenshoter (that detects PrintScreen)
#F13::
Run, "C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-snippingtool-app...\SnippingTool.exe"
Return

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