Capture to Clipboard ONLY and Don't send capture to editor

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I often take captures using SnagIt for the sole purpose pasting it into an application (Outlook, Word, etc).  I've configured a pre-set with a hot key (CTRL+PrintScreen) and have the option "copy to clipboard" enable and the option to "preview in editor" disabled.  This works fine but for this specific pre-set I prefer if the captures never show up in the editor.  I have no desire for this particular capture to edit, save or archive.  Currently I'm having to go back and remove the previous capture in the editor.

I've configured the PrintScreen hot key for those situations when I want to save the capture for future reference and don't necessarily need it saved to the clipboard.

I'm not sure exactly what version but I was able to do this exactly in previous versions and somehow got lost along the several upgrades.

Thanks,


Mike

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Paul

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Have you tried unchecking these Editor Preferences?  Not sure if that will fix it but it's wroth a try

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Yes, as soon as I posted, I though that might b the case.  Just out of interest, why is this an issue for you?  I have presets that go straight to clipboard but  I have often decided to change my mind after the event and add annotations.  So the fact they're in the library is actually helpful.
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The way I personally work I have no desire to retain a history of past captures for simple quick captures that I paste into an application or some documentation I happen to be writing. Currently since every single capture goes to the editor I then have to go back and clean up past captures of those that are inconsequential and I have no desire to retain.

Bottom line is I simply want to use SnagIt for the great capture tool that it is for this one preset (hotkey) to not send the capture to the editor.

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I had a quick play with tags, my thinking being that perhaps you could tag the ones you want to keep and then do a search for not  items not tagged "keep" or search for "keep" and then invert the selection, so you could delete the ones you don't want.

But you can't.  So I have voted for this even though I wouldn't use it, because I can see the attraction.  That said, with disc space being as cheap as it is these days, and with the insurance policy aspects of having everything saved by default, it'll be interesting to see how many votes it attracts. :)
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Hey Paul.  For me it's not a disk space issue, but a preference that I'd like to keep the captures in the editor down to a minimum for only those captures I may want to reference later. In other words it's easier to find something if you have less of it :)

We have 300 installs of SnagIt and I know more than a handful of users who never go back to reference any old captures. 

Anyway thanks for your input.

Mike

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Yes, it's a tough one.  For that "more than a handful of users who never go back" then the top two highlighted options are definitely worth disabling and, for good measure, you might want to enable the third:



But users are notoriously fickle so you can bet your bottom dollar that the day after you implement them, you'll have someone complain that they need to go back to and earlier capture! :)
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Here is how I do what the OP is wanting to accomplish.

Make a capture to the clipboard, No editor preview and No saving of the capture in the library.

I use Windows 7 by choice but this should work for Windows 7/8/10

I do have the editor options set to save captures to the library for the captures I want to retain but I am still able to not have a capture to just the clipboard retained in the library.



The short and sweet of it goes like this.
Make a capture to the clipboard delete the capture from the library without ever going in to the editor. And the deletion can be done automatically if you chose.

Here is the syntax for the batch file if you want to set up to have auto deletion of the file

forfiles -p "C:\Users\Folder Path" -m *.* /C "cmd /c del @path"


Maybe this will work for you too.



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Thanks Dubie for video!  It's unfortunate that one has to go thru all this trouble for what I feel is a simple code change.  I'll continue to check out future versions to see if they can make this happen.

Mike

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Agreed,  So many "Workarounds" to do something.

The library IMO is a sub-par method for file management for so many reasons and I
personally barely use it.

The method (workaround) I posted came about by another person basically wanting to do what you asked to do so we dove in to see if we could figure something out and the best we came up with was whats in the video.

Seems like a lot to do and yes it should just be a option in Snagit but really only takes less than 10 min. to set up and its done.

I use Snagit everyday and sadly it has been traveling the road down hill to what it was.

I really hope they get there act together and make the library something useful but
I won't be betting my money it happens.

:)
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Ummm...maybe I'm missing the point here, but...
Super easy fix...
Don't use SnagIt for those captures...

Use  the free, comes-with-Windows, "Snipping Tool".
I use it all the time for casual screen shots.  It actually works really well.  It has plenty of settings and you can mark up the image within the tool.

That way, you don't have to convince Snag It to not to what it's supposed to do...
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Yep.  Perfect solution.