When Export Snapshot doesn't work

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Thu Apr 14 03:31:13 CDT 2011

Mark, thanks for the reply, but I'm amazed that you are happy with the idea of silent failure of **any** operation. 

The thing is, I'm using 'snapshot' to create the output of my app (it's a portion of a bitmap that's been chosen by my user, to simplify somewhat). If nothing appears, then I need at least to make my excuses to the user and asking him/her to try again. As it is, to detect that the operation has failed means means more code. Maybe I should be using 'crop' followed by some separate file-exporting operation: then at least I'd know by conventional means if the file couldn't be written. In general, I don't yet understand how one detects failures of operations based on URLs. But I'm a newbie in this respect.


On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:21:36 +0200, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi Graham,
> I can confirm all, but I have to say that 2 and 3 are logical and expected. I wouldn't this to be different. I can imagine that 1 is a little annoying and it would definitely be helpful to be able to import snapshots from closed stacks.
> I can add a fourth problem: import snapshot doesn't support multiple monitors, which means you can't create a screenshot of (a part of) your secondary monitor.
> --
> Best regards,
> Mark Schonewille

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