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I noticed I was using allot of disc space and on investigation I found that there was almost 40GB of screenshot files in my saved game DCS screenshot folder. I deleted them and then flew a mission and noticed that DCS was taking a screenshot almost every minute, this is all in single player mode. Any idea why this is happening and how to stop it.

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3 minutes ago, Rick50 said:

Just a silly Q...  is it possible one of your keybindings is triggering screenshots? 


I did check this but the only key assigned for screenshot is the PrintScreen / SysReq button, which I don’t use for any other key binding in the game

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I'm thinking that maybe you unintentionally, accidentally bound some other function to als hit that button?

 

I'm probably way off base here, just thought it might be a quick fix. Not that looking through all your bindings would be quick though.

 

One thing to look at, is does it do this for any or all modules, and even in the mission editor? Or does it only make screens with one module?

 

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I had screenshots going back 3 yrs so it has been happening for a long time and I just never noticed. I will try and check different module tomorrow and report back

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Please check your C:\Users\yourname\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Config\autoexec.cfg

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^ Can you even force DCS into taking screenshots all by itself via autoexec.bat?

To me it sounds more like a problem caused by some external gaming-related-software running in the background. Something in Geforce Experience, Steam Overlay etc...

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So I found the issue, I had bound F13 key within Vaicom for Radio 1. So everytime I transmitted on Radio 1 it took a screenshot. No idea what F13 has to do with taking a screenshot but putting in a different key solved the problem. Thx for everyone’s comments

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On regular keyboards, the PrintScreen key sits right next to F-12. Possible that DCS mixed F-13 and PrintScreen together?

 

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