Hidden Taskbar and Camtasia

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 2 months ago
I like to keep my Windows Taskbar hidden to increase screen real estate, but when Camtasia is maximized, it doesn't allow the taskbar to pop up. Other applications work fine, so Camtasia is definitely the issue. Has anyone found a setting or other fix for this?

In the process of searching for related questions, I saw a post from Kayakman that indicated that you could pin the Camtasia Recorder to the taskbar. One advantage of doing this is that it makes it easy to have both Camtasia and the Recorder open at the same time, which is handy on a multi-monitor setup where you work on one and record on the other. Kudos to Kayakman! Also, having the taskbar on both monitors, which is something you can do now in Windows 10, reduces mousing around, saving both time and your wrists.
Photo of Brian Nystrom

Brian Nystrom

  • 319 Posts
  • 167 Reply Likes

Posted 2 months ago

  • 2
Photo of Rick Stone

Rick Stone

  • 4939 Posts
  • 2258 Reply Likes
I too share your pain. I'm a fellow hidden taskbar enthusiast.

In the interest of preventing flaming here, I've just adapted MY OWN WORKFLOW so as to remember to press the Windows logo key if I have Camtasia open and need to go elsewhere.

Again, in the interest of preventing flaming, I'm in no way suggesting that this is not a problem for anyone else and they should work that way too.

I notice similar behavior with PowerPoint. On my older laptop, I have Windows 10 Professional installed. And that version of Windows offers the mobility center, where one can enable "Presentation Mode". And when Presentation Mode is enabled, the PC doesn't time out after a period of inactivity. But Windows 10 home seems to lack that capability. But I've learned that if I keep PowerPoint open and fire up a presentation, the PC behaves the same way. The problem is, the taskbar behaves like it does with Camtasia open. So I have to use the Windows key there too.

Cheers... Rick :)
Photo of Brian Nystrom

Brian Nystrom

  • 319 Posts
  • 167 Reply Likes
That's a good tip about the Windows key. While it wouldn't be necessary if Camtasia was well-behaved, at least it's a simple workaround. Thanks!