How do I stop a video capture when there's no control bar?

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***[Found the answer, but am posting this anyway to help others with this same problem, because it's not explained anywhere else. To make the control bar to appear to stop/start a full-screen video capture, HOVER your mouse over the little icon in lower right corner which you would normally click to take it out of full-screen. Two icons will appear -- click on the left icon to make the Stop/Start bar appear.]***

[Original post] Can't find an answer to this in this forum. All I want to do is STOP the video capture.  I thought hitting the ESCAPE button would do it, but no luck. Various web pages on Techsmith say to use the Stop button, but there is no button showing on my screen. It disappeared, probably because I was in full-screen mode to do the capture.

Very disappointing to not be able to find the answer to this easily. I can't be the only person trying to do full-screen video captures.
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Fred Grover, Champion

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I do not use a Mac Version of Camtasia SusanR but thanks for sharing and posting this for other users who may have the same problem/question. Users input and feedback always help in this Community Forum and also helps TechSmith to know what the users are having issues, ideas or solutions to the same problems.

Have a great day/night.
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Just to note, I'm using Snagit, not Camtasia. But thanks for the encouragement. :-)
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Hi,

Sorry this was hard to find! When the video starts the recording bar should animate down to that to help you see what's going on, but it may be too quick to notice in most cases. Another way to stop a video recording is by clicking the S in your menu bar

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i had mine set to 5 second repeated captures and by the time I tried to click anything it was a photo from a previous capture.

Why did I set it up?
Well, there was a nice initial screen from Windows 10 which was corrupted by text once I clicked on it!
So I set up the repeat capture and started it.
Then I put computer to sleep and woke it to get that virgin screen!
It worked but I could not stop the new captures that I did not want.

Whatever I tried, I was clicking on a captured screen copy.
Had to logout in the end to kill everything!

I loaded Task manager but I was clicking on a captured screen of that too - you cannot tell!
So do not repeat too quickly - good fun product apart from that.
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Rick Stone

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Are you talking about the screens that you see where the Windows time is presented in the lower left corner, then you press the spacebar and type your password?

Assuming so, check out the link below.

Click here to view the article

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks so much Rick, it works well but for the ren (rename).

But I can view individual files and rename them.
Two more snapshots of Paint before and after.
All the best,
Thanks again,
Mike
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Rick, my original question was how to stop captures from the keyboard?
I saw the recommended Shift+F10 on another thread, but it fails to stop.

This is the effect that forced me to logout first time round.

Only bought Snagit last week, 2 days into a 15 days trial!

To stop it this time, I minimised the screen which revealed the STOP Capture.
From there it is easy :O)





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Yes, I was well aware of that. However, it seemed to me that you were attempting to use SnagIt as a tool to capture something that is easily obtained without having to jump through the hoops and caused the brief SnagIt problem of figuring out how to stop it once you unleashed it.

Sorry if my response was unclear. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hello again

I've never tried renaming these files. Because of the way that Windows works and how protective it is of files considered part of the OS, I've always just opened them in an editor, then performed a Save As for those I intended to keep. Also, as you likely have already seen, there are usually multiple copies of the same image. Some cropped and adjusted for perhaps a device being held in a portrait orientation. I don't think I've ever saved or been interested in those.

Happy Monday! Rick :)