How do I stop Snag-It from lassoing objects automatically?

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How do I stop Snag-It from lassoing objects automatically when I try to do an image capture? It almost never selects what I want to capture! I prefer to do it myself.
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Anne

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Dubie

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Check your capture settings.
In Manage Presets under Selection set it to "Region" >> click the gear and set "Select region at capture"
See if that does it for you.
:)
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Anne

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Thanks! I didn't know that about the arrow keys!
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Anne

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@dubieOK, I didn't know it was normal behavior. I don't really like it, because it doesn't happily let me click where I want to. I have to wrangle with the "auto snap" before it will let me do my own thing. It doesn't seem to want me to override it! :(
I'll lean to live with it, though! Thanks!
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A lot of people don't realize you  can capture that way.
It can save you the extra steps of cropping or trimming in the editor. So it's a great way to go when you need a precise,  rectangular capture.
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One other thing, if you want a full screen capture and Snagit's trying to select a window.

I've found I can just bump the top of the monitor anywhere and hold. The Magnifier will read 1920 x 1080 indicating a full screen capture. I click and that's it.

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Anne

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Another great tip. Thanks, Joe!
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Did you get it figured it out @Anne
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Anne

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I think so, jasons. I still don't like for it to try to tell me what I want to capture, though! That should be my decision. I realize that I can override it, but it doesn't easily let me do so.
Thanks EVERYBODY for your help!!!
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jasons

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Couldn’t be easier just leftclick hold and drag to select your region and lift off mouse ... Tada.

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-how-to-capture-your-screen.html
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Anne

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I see now that you're right. It's just all those pre-chosen areas that were throwing me off balance! If I mentally erase them, it does just what you said! :)