add snagit editor to automatically load in system tray without having to first click on capture icon

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add snagit editor to automatically load in system tray without having to first click on capture icon
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Mary Wilken-Myers

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I totally love this idea! <3
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Paul

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In that case you need to vote for it.  Top right of screen. :)
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Paul

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Could you help me understand what you mean and what the benefit would be. please?  I have Capture and Editor added to the Taskbar and seldom use the system tray.  What benefit is there in having the editor in the tray as well?
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If you are on WIndows, Pin the editor to your taskbar. You can also drag the icon out of the icons under the "^" to the right of it and it will remain visible for right clicking and invoking the editor
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Rick, Was fiddling with my post while you posted yours :)

Another collaborative posting.  lol
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Prior to Windows 10 Creator's upgrade, I used to see snagit in the tray as shown in the picture above. Now it's not there, and I can find no way to get it there. Is there a setting somewhere to achieve this? Thanks.
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Make sure you have it start with windows.. Once you start snagit you should see the orange icon in the tray icons which can be dragged to the taskbar. If you want fast access to the editor, you need to pin it to the taskbar although you can get at it by right clicking the orange icon. If that doesn't make total sense it is because I have coffee waiting
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Thanks for the reply. It's not in the system tray. I've sent a request to support to have a look a it. They've said it should appear in the tray when Snagit is running, but for me it appears only in the task bar, not the tray. I'll see what they come back with.
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I think there's confusion between the capture and editor.  The capture is in the tray - the editor isn't.

TBH, with the task bar options for quick access, which makes the editor much more visible and accessible, I'm struggling to understand the benefit of having the editor in the tray.  To access it in the tray would be 2 clicks.  To access it from the taskbar is 1
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A alternative is to add a shortcut for the editor to the taskbar.

Tip: If you want the editor to open quicker,  In the editor preferences under the "Advanced" tab
check mark the "Always keep Editor running in the background" option.

If you don't mind a brief wait or don't want a program running in the background (using resources)
than leave it unchecked.

:)
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Rick Grunwald

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And ... you can find the shortcut in the start menu and  add a keyboard shortcut and load it that way
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Rick Grunwald

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Keith try rebuilding the icon cache and see if the orange icon does not reappear in the tray area

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rebuild-icon-clear-thumbnail-cache-windows-10
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I'm a big fan of the Task Bar.
 ALL of my main programs launch from there with one click and It's set to auto hide,
 so it's as un-intrusive as the system tray.As far as I'm concerned.

 
You can launch the editor with one click from "One Click"


You can have a shortcut on your Desktop and add a Keyboard shortcut through Windows to launch the editor.



Older versions of Windows let you customize what appeared in the system tray. You could have actually added the Editor yourself once upon a time.
But why should you be able to create an overstuffed System Tray?I believe that was Microsoft's thinking?

 Seriously, there are plenty of ways to get where you want already. If your options were "Zero Available" I would fully understand your request.
Considering you can right click and access it from the tray now. I wouln't wait for this feature to arrive any time soon.
I would adapt a new strategy and get used to it.

Regards,Joe
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It's tough, but Joe's on teh button.
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I can appreciate all the work-around suggestions provided in this thread, and perhaps those methods work for _you_ and how _you_ interact with your applications just fine.

You might love the use of the taskbar, but I absolutely detest a cluttered taskbar.  I have 3 applications pinned and my taskbar is set to combine "Always, hide labels".  The auto-hide is an annoyance feature from my perspective.

You might love the use of desktop shortcuts, but I absolutely detest having all sorts of application shortcuts on mine.  I un-check the "install desktop shortcut" whenever possible, and if not presented, I immediately delete it after installation.

You might love the user of shortcut keys and have a tremendous ability to recall specific key sequences for various applications at will, and may even have an acquired skill of proficiently resolving shortcut key conflicts, but I can think of several times I've sat there staring at the screen trying to recall a shortcut key all while having an icon staring right back at me.

I may be an outlier as I'm a minimalist, but how hard can it possibly be to introduce a "default" behavior setting to the systray icon so that a user can set it to either open one-click, or open the editor upon mouse-click?
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The easier option for TechSmith might be to add the editor icon to the system tray.  Then you could do one click for the capture and one for the editor
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Joe Morgan

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HEY, Quit trying to make things simple. LOL
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Rick Grunwald

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IF the orange icon is in the try it can be right clicked to load the editor. Personally I keep it pinned to the taskbar
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Thanks for the recommendations, guys. In the end, I deleted the snagit registry entries, per advice from support, and that fixed it.  This is the video they sent me if anyone needs it.  http://www.screencast.com/t/l4CoRZIBwlYw