29 August 2013

Screen Capture (by Google) for Chrome bug SOLVED

I've had this problem for over a year and have complained in the Google Chrome Web Store to no avail. They will not issue a fix, for some reason. Today I discovered this beautiful little work around that solves the problem, and I am happy. But it sucks to be someone who knows zero about css and wants to fix this kind of thing. Not impossible, but daunting, perhaps.

Anyway, here's the problem, and the solution is posted below.

PROBLEM: You create a screen snap. When it is opened in the following tab you are not able to edit (or even copy it, if it's full-width) because the menu dropdowns open below the image you want to edit, making them inaccessible. Like so:

The solution is relatively simple, but you've got to modify Chrome's CSS. Here's what you do (Source: https://code.google.com/p/chrome-screen-capture/issues/detail?id=230):

  • Click Start and enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cpngackimfmofbokmjmljamhdncknpmg in the Search box and click Enter.
  • Open the folder you are taken to. In my case it's labeled 5.0.6_0
  • Scroll down and open showimage.css in a text editor.
  • Scroll down to .toolbar and add a line with z-index: 100000; leave it like this:
.toolbar { position:fixed; height: 30px; margin-left: 10px; padding-top: 6px; z-index: 100000; }
  • Restart chrome and test.

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