Looking Forward to Window Clippings 3: Higher Privilege Windows

Continuing my look at some of the highlights in the upcoming Window Clippings 3 release, today I want to share what I’ve done to improve support for capturing higher privilege windows.

Previous versions of Window Clippings had limited support for higher privilege windows; typically an application created with administrative privileges in a logon session that otherwise has standard user privileges. Although Window Clippings would capture an image of these windows, it was limited in a number of ways unless you also ran Window Clippings with administrative privileges. This screenshot was taken with Window Clippings 2.1 and you can see that the window does not have the focus, the background isn’t cleared and the window shadow isn’t captured.


The good news is that Window Clippings 3 has no problem with higher privilege windows and provides all of the same capabilities for capturing windows regardless of the security context of the owning process. On top of that, Window Clippings does not require administrative privileges to pull it off.


That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more highlights from the upcoming Window Clippings 3!

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