How can I have a capture go to the clipboard only and not the editor

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I make a lot of captures that I just paste in to an IM window or email or something and have no need to edit in the editor.  I just have to periodically go back to the editor and prune out dozens of captures.  A "copy to clipboard" option was added which helps on the capture side, but how to I make it NOT go to the editor.
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Click on the 'S' for Snagit on the taskbar? (or whatever MacOS calls it) and change the slider for 'Preview in editor' to 'off'. You're done.
https://imgur.com/a/18XrA7G  
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That prevents the editor from spawning at the time of capture, but the next time I do open the editor, it populates itself with all the captures made since the last time I opened it.  I'm looking to copy to clipboard only and never show up in the editor or take up space on the drive.  Snapz Pro and others have a mode like this.
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Sorry don't know the answer to that 
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What is the problem you are trying to solve? Disk space? This folder has about two years of Snags:



When it gets to large, trash it (looks like it's time to trash that one, actually, haven't used it in a year).

I don't really understand the problem.
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That's still a bit of disk space on an SSD.  Furthermore, if I just trash the whole thing, I lose the things I DO care about.  The problem I'm trying to solve is how to not put things there which don't need to be there.
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I understand chipdoc perfectly.  And I'm 100% with he/she.  It's not a problem for most people. Maybe it's computer OCD.

To wit, at least 90% of my captures are short lifers far as I'm concerned, e.g. I use them then never look at them again. Thus, in my opinion, there is no plausible logical reason to automatically save them. I end up two or three times annually, when I happen to think of it, going in to the Snagit library and doing mass purging. To me, keeping this stuff is like keeping/stacking a bunch of used boxes.
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