Hide Camtasia icon on Mac

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In Win7, I have seen that it is possible to "hide" the camtasia recording icon. I can send it to system try and hide it there. In this way, the complete screen looks like no recording status. Nobody can realize that the screen is been recording.

How can I get the same result in Camtasia for Mac? To hide the recording status and nobody can see that the screen is under recording process.

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Tonatiuh

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Posted 2 years ago

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decassidy

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You can go to the Camtasia for Mac preferences and under the recording preferences you can uncheck the "Show menu bar icon" check box. When you need to record just use the keyboard shortcut, "shift+CMD+2" to record and to stop recording use the same shortcut key combination.

I hope that help.
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Tonatiuh

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It is already unchecked but the Dock still shows the Camtasia icon.
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Casey Truelove

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decassidy showed you how to hide the icon from the menu bar.

Because I'm usually recording in a small window at the bottom of the screen (so drop-down menus don't go off the recording window), I record with the Dock left and hidden.

Apple Menu > System Preferences > Dock
  • Position: Left
  • "Automatically hide and show the Dock"
Doing this would keep the icon off screen unless you rolled over the left edge. This should be fine unless you want to see the Dock in your video.
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Tonatiuh

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The dock will be visible during the recording intermittently. There is no way to avoid it.

If the "Show menu bar icon" doesn't have the prupose to hide the icon from the Dock, what is the purpose of this config option?

Isn't there anyway to hide the Camtasia icon from the Dock?

Regards,
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The Menu Bar is different from the Dock. The Menu Bar is that white strip at the top of your screen. There's a little film strip icon that shows up in there when Camtasia is running--it turns red while you're recording.

If, in your Dock, you don't want to show the little dot that indicates Camtasia is an open application, turn off "Show indicators for open applications" in your Dock preferences.

Apple Menu > System Preferences > Dock
  • Show indicators for open applications

I don't think there's any way to completely remove the whole Camtasia icon from the Dock while Camtasia is running because that's what the Dock does: it shows which apps are running and gives you options to include icons of other commonly used apps for easy launch.

If you don't want to see the icon at all, I think your best bet is to hide the Dock on a side that you're not going to roll over and stay away from that edge. 
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Here's an article about hiding the dock more-permanently: https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-completely-hide-or-remove-the-Dock-in-Mac-OS-X-Yosemite