I want to highlight the cursor in Snagit videos

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How do I highlight the cursor and dim the background whilst recording a video in SnagIt?
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi all - I changed this from a question to an idea and will merge a number of other threads into it so we can keep the conversation in one place.

As has been noted, Camtasia gives a ton of control and choice for animating and highlighting cursor clicks, keystrokes, and more (see details for Win and Mac). It also keeps the cursor as a separate layer so these effects can be customized (or removed entirely) during editing. Snagit, on the other hand, creates a ready-to-share video in real time...so any effects like cursor highlighting would be "burned in" or permanent in your video. My questions for the folks who are requesting this feature:
  1. Would permanent cursor/click highlights be useful to you (no ability edit them later, either in Snagit or in Camtasia)?
  2. Would you expect to be able to toggle cursor highlighting off and on during recording or in advance of recording?
We appreciate your ideas and suggestions so please keep them coming!