Enable Notification Area Icon

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In Snagit 12 there was an option in the preferences to "Enable notification Area Icon" this would open Snagit only in the System Tray avoiding using up visible space (taskbar or floating window) and still allow the use of all shortcuts.

In Snagit 2019 no such option exists, Snagit forces you to open the capture window that can not be minimized to the System Tray. So I'm obliged to have the window open every morning, then manually minimize it to the taskbar, and have bright orange logo appear on my taksbar.

Could you please provide some option to start automatically the application only in the system tray ? It is such a shame that you decided to remove highly useful option.

I am on windows 7.

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Andrew Cassels

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Posted 8 months ago

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I'm using SnagIt 2020 and mine loads into the system tray. My settings are this:



In fact, I just opened my PC moments ago and I saw I was the lucky winner of a restart overnight. Gee, thanks Microsoft!

My SnagIt was loaded up in the system tray.

If I ever do see the main capture window, I just click the little X in the upper right corner to close it and it performs a cool disappearing act and just hangs out in the Notification area until such time as I choose to coax it open again.

Cheers... Rick :)