How can I disable the tray icon of Snagit?

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I would like to disable the tray icon.
I don't need Snagit Capture running all the time.

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That is a Windows feature.

Right-click on the RH end of the Taskbar, select Properties (or go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons), click on Customize notification icons, uncheck Always show all icons and notifications on the Taskbar, Select Hide icon and notification for SnagIt (or Only show notifications).

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This setting is only for Snagit Editor, correct?
It's Snagit Capture that I am trying to not stay running.
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Hi,

I meant to include this but was sidetracked.

If Snagit Capture window is running, go to WIN TASK MANAGER and disable these settings:



That should stop Snagit from auto starting.

Let me know if that works, or not.

Kelly
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I'm sorry to keep using up your time, but this did not fix it.

My problem is that when I manually run Snagit I hit the red X on the window to close it when I'm done using it.
When I do this Snagit stays running in the background and in the tray.
I want Snagit to completely stop running when I close it.

This is normal Windows program behavior and I'm surprised that it's not possible to do in Snagit.

Actually, if I could completely disable the tray icon it'd be even better.
When I need to use Snagit I'll use the Snagit Capture window and not go to the tray for it.

Thank you for all your suggestions.
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I wouldn't want to completely close Snagit. Then I would have to go through multiple mouse button clicks, starting with the 'Start' menu, to get to the 'Capture' window. I prefer to hide the icon and then it's simply a matter of pressing 'prt scr' to initiate a capture. Right-click an empty area of the taskbar and select 'Taskbar Settings'. Scroll to the bottom to find this setting. It's still in the system tray, just not visible.

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Thank you, but this was already suggested and not what I want because Snagit is still running.

It does not take multiple clicks to get Capture up and running even when it's fully closed.
I have it pinned on my taskbar.
It only takes one click.
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So, as my last (I think) suggestion, if you have the Capture window open, instead of clicking FILE > EXIT SNAGIT, you can use the mnemonic like a hotkey to close it.

This would be to press the ALT key down, then hit F, then X. Snagit closes.

This is as close as I can get you to a quick exit of Snagit.
But, as someone else mentioned, then when you want to take a capture, you have to open Snagit, then invoke the capture. With this method, you are two clicks in anyway.

So whether you click 2X to close, or click 2X to open and capture, might be a wash depending on your needs.

I am also curious why leaving Snagit in the "running and waiting to capture" state is so awkward for you? Is this taking up resources you need elsewhere? Or just annoying? Etc.

And, does the usefulness of Snagit not override the ability to close in one click?

These are the kinds of things we love to know!
Thanks,
Kelly
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I guess this is as close to a solution as I'm going to get.

As far as reasoning:
It has some to do with resources.
I know Snagit probably isn't hogging resources, but if I let everything and its brother run in the background it does make an impact.
So to keep my house clean I limit what runs in the background.
Also, it is just annoying to me that Snagit won't do what other programs do, which is to give me the option to let it run in bg or not.

As to your last question:
I don't do screen caps more than a time or 2 a week, so having it run constantly for just those 2 little uses kind of sticks in my craw.

I appreciate the time you've taken to help me with this.
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Thanks for the added information! I appreciate it.

Kelly
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Thanks, but this only works for the editor and not capture.