Capture goes from Region to Window

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I have 'Region' selected and I have a video window on the screen, I select Capture and the cross hairs are on the screen, I click on the top left of the video screen hoping to draw down and across to the the bottom left but as soon as I start the cross hairs vanish and I then find the cross hairs have reverted to 'Window' capture and the whole screen is selected. What am I doing wrong?
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Peter Ledden

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I'm guessing this is about Snagit.

When you click are you holding down the mouse button to drag out the selection?

Click, hold, drag, release.

Another way to do a capture is the move the cross hairs to where you want the start point
to be and the hit the spacebar.

That will anchor the start point.

Do not click any mouse button.  just drag the mouse/cross hairs to the end point then click or hit enter to make the region capture.

Here is a video on a few more precise capture tips