Can't get out of edit mode

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I add a list or a callout. But after adding the list or the callouts I cant get out of edit mode. Hitting the ESC key doesnt work either. 
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Ed Covney

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One of the dangers of having a 3-monitor system is that forms can hide in many locations.  Its a windows standard that if I open Snagit and place it on M3 then close it, the next launch will place it in the exact same location on M3. Similarly after snagging something the editor opens exactly where it was last used, this morning that was on M1. Snagit's form is open on M3, I snagged something on M2 and when the editor opened, it opened on M1. Pretty good except I had an "always on top" application already on M1, so I didn't see the editor. I had this happen many times before so I knew what was happening.

When you were using the editor, did it open another form that stayed hidden from you? If you stay tuned in to your quick-launch (QL) bar, every open form is ID'd on it. Click on any of the QL opened form toggles it between "Restore Down" and "Minimize".  Or if you have Win 10, click the "Task View" icon.
In your case, it may be that the editor form opened another form that requires your attention before it's buttons will work again.
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Thank you Ed for coming back on this. No, when I opened the editor it did not open another form that stayed hidden. I just had one form open and I was simply not able to leave the mode after I added a list and some callouts. The only thing that helped was to click on the "Move" button. Is that the way it is meant te be or is there another way to do this?
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That is weird and not the way Snagit is suppose to work. You can un-install and re-install Snagit and it that doesn't work, you should open a ticket (see the help tab on the Snagit screen). 
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Thank you Ed. I'm in exchange with Dubie as well. I just want to check alternatives before I uninstall and re-install. Thank you.
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@marcel.hess.ch

When you say get out of edit mode, do you mean switch off the tool you just used?

If that is the case, the tool you just used will stay active until you select another tool.

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You can also click on a different type of object with the active tool and it will change to the tool type for that object.



If you just want to close the bounding box around a object then you can just click outside of the canvas or click the move tool.

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"I'm assuming" Esc. is an industry standard.

Yet, Alt is used??? I don't understand why TechSmith assigns oddball shortcuts.


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The problem with using Alt though is it doesn't take you out of the tool mode you just used.

If you draw a callout  then hit ALT it will give you just your cursor put you are still in callout mode.

Click a empty spot on the canvas and its ready to draw a callout again.

ALT doesn't switch to the move tool.
But Escape doesn't either that just deselects the active object.

You have to click the move tool or another tool to change the tool
or CTRL + 1 thru 9 selects the first 9 item you have on your toolbar.


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{SHIFT], [CTRL] and [ALT] allow keyboards that fit on desks but can create 1000's of characters. Because we speak and write in English we don't use extended character sets much. On a rare occasion I may use  ¢  ©  ®  ̄  °  ±  2  3  1⁄4  1⁄2  3⁄4  ¿  × ÷ or    ǀ  ǁ  ǂ  ɵ  ɸ  ʃ  ʊ  α  β  γ  Δ  δ  ε  θ  λ  μ  π  ρ  σ  τ  φ  ω.  And I reserve the right to use  Ƨ  ƨ instead of  S s   if I try to confuse the grandkids.
I'd rather see TS using [ALT] in a non-standard manner because I would never need it in any of their S/W. If needed, I always copy & paste special characters.
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Let me make a suggestion, something that works with other applications. A one-click on a tool-icon puts me in what I call the "edit-mode". I click on the canvas and with that one click on the canvas I can just add one, e.g. callout. The cursors then goes back into "neutral"-mode. A double-click on a tool-icon puts me in the edit-mode, as well, but now I can add as many callouts on the canvas as I want, just until I one-click on the tool-icon again, which puts me back into "neutral"-mode. That the modus operandi with many other software applications I know and use. So maybe TS can add this functionality or maybe the dev-team can add a "neutral"-mode button to the QAT. Thank you guys, everything clear now. I am done with this topic.
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That's a good idea, except that there are times amd tools where that would be frustrating. e.g. the Step Tool, where I have added 12 step markers.  or where I am adding multiple callouts.  In those circumstances I want the tool selection to be sticky