Add option to minimize Snagit to system tray

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Like many others, I set the option for Microsoft Outlook to "minimize to system tray".  This frees up a slot on the task bar.  Since I use Snagit to capture screen bits for instruction or error reporting or embedding in other docs, I'd like to see a similar option here.  I don't need to see the icon on the task bar all the time.
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Posted 6 months ago

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Hmm, if you are talking about the screen capture bit and not the editor, that's the behavior on my own setup. If I click File > Capture preferences > General tab, I have the option for "Capture Window" set.

Now when SnagIt starts up, it does have the window showing, but when I close it, it goes to my system tray.



Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm talking about the editor
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There's a free software that let's you minimize any program to the system tray.https://trayit.en.softonic.com/

Here's a You Tube video that shows you how to use it. It's not my video but I've used the software before and it works.

Regards,Joe

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@ Gerald

If the Snagit icon is always showing on the taskbar it probably got pinned to it.

If you right-click on it and click Unpin from Taskbar, it should then be gone and not show up anymore.

The Snagit icon as Rick shown above should be in the system tray already but you not be seeing it so you need to go to customize and set it to show the icon and notifications.

When you close the editor it won't be on the taskbar anymore but you can open it with either of these ways.

With the Snagit icon showing in the system tray you can just right-click it and click "Open Snagit Editor"



Optionally if you have One-Click turned on you can hover it and click the Editor icon to open the editor.



:)
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It's not pinned.    That's why I used Outlook as an example.  You can set an option in Outlook so that when you minimize (not close) it, it disappears from the task bar, but Outlook continues to run.  This helps reduce clutter.  My suggestion is that a similar option be added to the Snagit Editor.  So, when the editor is open, you click on the minimize button, and it disappears from the task bar but doesn't close.  You can then reopen it from the system tray if desired.  The Snagit capture popup already does this.  I'd like to see it in the editor as well.

Note that I'd rather not get another 3rd party app to do this.  I'd like to see it in the product as an option.  This is not about opening it from the system tray, that works fine;  This is about minimizing it back to the system tray, but keeping it running in the background.  Just like you can do for Outlook.
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Well you can kinda have the same thing if you have the option in preferences set to "Always Keep Editor running in the background"  then instead of minimizing Snagit , close Snagit
(click the X) instead and then you reopen it with the icon either from the system tray or one-click the way I posted above.



Snagit editor will pop back open with the last image/video you had on the canvas when you closed it.

I get what you are asking for but right now that's the best we all got and it's pretty much the same thing.

Maybe Techsmith (someday) might make it happen but... ??


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that will do!  Thanks for finding that.  Only thing missing is the Snagit Editor Icon in the system tray:



Though it is readily available by right-click on the capture button: