Cannot capture snagit capture preferences window after deselecting "Hide Snagit when capturing"

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This behavior was in v13 and still present in 2018
Simply, Snagit cannot capture it's own preferences window. If you try you get the error sound
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Rick Grunwald

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Posted 1 year ago

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rene.morales

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Use the Print Screen button. This should work with Windows 7 and 10.
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Rick Grunwald

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Windows 10 here
That is exactly what is not working. Is it working for you? With the preferences window open?
Thanks for the reply
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I think you will find you need to open the Snipping tool to capture that beastie. Indeed, there are some windows SnagIt is incapable of capturing.

I suppose one way you might try to work past it would be to record a video from SnagIt and open preferences. Then you could export a frame of the video?

Cheers... Rick "_
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Folks, open the program preference and when the choices are open, use "ALT-P" to capture the active window. Make sure that the program preference box is the active window. "ALT-P" will copy the active window and then you can paste it in any program even SnagIt editor or Like Rick said use the "snipping tool" in windows 10 and save the image or just view it.. Remember I refuse to update to any version above v11.4.1. Those were the good old days.

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I want to spit. Needing another screen capture program to capture elements in a full blown screen capture program? That is a solution and I thank you for it but Techsmith needs to get on the stick with this one
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Rick, A capture program to capture another program. Seems like a comedy.

You should try "FastStone Image Viewer 6.4", A great replacement for Picasa and it loads and works fast. It is free but the programmer accepts donations and will provide a key after that. It also has a screen capture. does not do text capture.

I was very disappointed with SnagIt 2018. Nothing new to get that excited about. The footprint of the program was almost quadrupled from the v11 days.

One day, Techsmith will create a better version so I can update.

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It is a comedy. I tried Faststone as a replacement for ACDSEE but it just didn't cut it for what I was doing at the time
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