any way to get camtasia to start with windows in the tray?

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So it seems camtasia doesnt have a start with windows option like snagit does eh?  Odd, but i figured id just create a shortcut and toss it in my startup folder.

Unfortunately that doesnt work in the fashion i'd hoped.  Trying to get to start IN the tray akin to the way snagit does.

I have it set to minimize to tray in the options, and I created my shortcut to start minimized (which it does) unfortunately it starts minimized in my taskbar and not my tray at which point I have to un-minimize and re-minimize manually to get it to go into my tray. 

Figured id post in case some workaround im unaware of exists.   If not hopefully a start with windows checkbox gets shoehorned in sometime in the near future :P
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Joe Morgan

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To the best of my knowledge, not any more [:>(

Newer versions don't provide a way to do it.
The menu needed to customize Tray items was removed quite some time ago.
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removed?  meaning it was there?  I wonder what the reasoning behind that is.  Sounds like a regression to me.  I gotta imagine a good reason must have existed though.
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What I was referring to is that in the past.
You could add Camtasia to the System Tray.



Camtasia wouldn't auto start with Windows.
Camtasia never offered that. I'm unaware of any video editing program that does.

I'm curious , do you use your computer strictly for editing? Why would you want Camtasia to auto-start and always be running in the background?
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have you tried putting a Camtasia shortcut in your task bar?
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Ok I can not figure why one would want to load Camtasia at start or any video editor.

I can only imagine slow boot time and  overall performance loss.

Hey to each their own though as they say  :)

I don't like program shortcuts on my desktop and only select program icons in the taskbar.

For quick access to programs I use often I like to customize the right-click context menus
"Send To" menu.

For Camtasia it makes it nice because I can send a image or a video file right to the version of Camtasia I want to work with.

Also just double clicking on a .trec or a .tscproj file of a older version always want to open it in Camtasia 2019 and convert it.  Many times I want to edit in the version it was created in.

The "Send To" lets me pick what version I want to use.

This works for many other programs too.





Just a time saver plus that someone might also find to be a useful workflow.


Dubie:)

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Sorry i wasnt very clear.  Not camtasia editor, camtasia recorder.   Basically the icon running in my tray so I can hotkey a capture on the fly, and use it to open the editor if need be as opposed to rummaging through my ever bloating start menu.

its just a preference.  I have about 15 programs that all run at startup, all necessities for my daily workflow or they wouldnt be running at startup.

saves me a great deal of frustration when im forced to restart as opposed to re-opening everything.  Its VERY rare to find a program you cant set to startup with windows.

the few you do run across, you can create a shortcut for your startup folder.   Unfortunately thats half-baked with the even fewer that fall into a category with no "start-minimized" type option.

To be honest, I dont even think snagit has a start-minimized option.   Fortunately when you have it set to start with windows, it does so on its own. 
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Well,I know this isn't what your seeking.
However, you can pin it to the taskbar.
Launch it manually.
Then minimize the recorders toolbar.


From there you can use the keyboard shortcuts assigned to the recorder.
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yea, i appreciate the suggestion.  basically it sounds like im left with choosing the lesser evil.  Either something like you suggested, or simply putting it in the startup folder to start as minimized (then quickly un and re minimizing it) or not having it start as minimized and just minimize it manually.

im sure it can be scripted, but at that point it surpasses my willingness to pour limited time into it.   Two toddlers and i clamor for all the free-time i can get. 

thanks guys
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Even if you set a script to open and minimize the recorder, it won't respond.  However, there is a way you can do it without scripting:  CamRecorder.exe /help will show a window that describes all your options.  --minimize is one of those options.  I put a shortcut in Startup (Windows Key+X, shell:startup, right click, create shortcut) and add the --minimized argument.  In the Camtasia Recorder's Options page, I like to set the Minimize settings to "Minimize recorder: Always" and "Minimize to: System tray"  Those settings should give you what I think you want without hassle or scripting.
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i'll give that a stab.  Appreciate the post :)