Close One-Click window after preset is chosen

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Rick Grunwald

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+1 Good luck with it. That is a long standing PITA
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Well, how can you chose a preset if one click isn't there in the first place???

I thought the idea is to not capture the one click "Menu" because when you click a Menu Capture/ Item. The menu remains open.If hide SnagIt when capturing  is not selected.

Close One-Click window after preset is chosen




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Rick Grunwald

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It you have "Hide snagit" selected all the things like one click are there and you can choose a preset, but the go away when you start to capture
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So are you saying you want One Click Open. Then, you want to select a preset and you want One Click to Close? Why?
You would have to open it again to make a capture. Or open the Giant Manage Profiles Menu for your next capture would you not? What's the logic closing One Click ?

I thought the problem was One Click overlapping images.



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Right, so now that my brain is engaged.  Yes I want the float-in box to disappear and yes, I do want the ability to capture SnagIt too, otherwise it would have been hard to create the screenshot that started this thread.  Incompatible requirements?

I realise now that Rick G was spot on.  The root cause is that the option to "Hide SnagIt when capturing" is buried too deep.  Deselecting and reselecting it either side of a capture is a PITA.

I like his idea - holding down the Ctrl or Alt Key while selecting the preset, to override the default setting so you can do it on the fly.

I would suggest two tweaks:

1. I'd suggest Ctrl as the override key because it's the quickest to select

2. If the Ctrl key can override the setting, why does there even need to be a preference setting at all?  Remove the preference setting and make the default behaviour that SnagIt is NOT captured.  Then, on the rare occasions you need to capture SnagIt you  press Ctrl while selecting a preset, or while pressing PrtScn and, either way, SnagIt includes itself in the capture

To me that sounds like a much more logical UX.  Absent that you could very confused over the behaviour of the Ctrl key depending on whether you remember you "temporarily" reset the preference.
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Rick Grunwald

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This is all good but the code is there. If they would just DUPLICATE the checkbox somewhere where we could get at it i.e. near the red button ... that would work
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Well, I see your point.

However, I'm bullish on the idea. Not because it's a bad idea. Mainly because I wanted to say bullish. And it fits. Here's why.

It's that theres already a way to get there. Keyboard Shortcuts.

Plus, how often do you need to capture an image that's currently open in the SnagIt editor?  Considering you could just export it.
Or make a selection, copy it, and create a new image from the clipboard. Theres other options as well.

Now, us die hard forum contributors capture SnagIt frequently. So we like to keep capture SnagIt enabled. At times that's a curse as well.But that's another story.

But the average user Rarely, if Ever, needs to capture the Editor/ One Click.Unless Tech Support requests it, or they want to send an image to support.

So this feature request would serve the { Very, Very Few Users } "In My Opinion" All but dooming it as a feature request.

 I would like to see a kill switch "so to speak"  I'll even vote for it.But I won't hold my breath.
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Fair points Joe.

The check box idea would do that (in the one click window?)  Or even an option for all presets, similar to "Capture Cursor"