How do I turn off the Grab text feature in Snag it?

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I don't need this feature and it is slowing down my workflow, how do I turn it off please?
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Rick Stone

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Interesting. Where are you seeing it auto enabled? Can you elaborate on it? Are you perhaps using the Move tool with the Smart Move enabled?

I ask because it's my own understanding that in order to grab text, you specifically have to request SnagIt to do it by clicking Edit > Grab Text.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,
I am using a command F2 shortcut to grab screen images of an intranet site, once complete the screenshot opens in Snagit editor and since the update also does the 'grab text'. I dont need the grabbed text so want to turn it off as atm i have to wait for that process to complete before I can move on with my next task.

Thanks, Simon
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I'm taking a guess here but is the F2 shortcut one you set for a capture?

Is your capture a preset that you set up?

The only thing I can think of that would make a capture and then grab text is a option in the
presets under the "Selection" option.

If the selection is set to "Grab text" than you still make a selection with your mouse but then Snagit grabs the text after the capture.

I don't know of anywhere else Grab Text can be set as a option at capture.

Check your capture settings and see if maybe the Selection option is set to Grab Text.

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Thanks for this insight, Dubie.

This is my thought, exactly. The hotkey is triggering a capture that has Grab Text enabled in it. Other than this, nothing else is in the UI that will perform this function.
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Thanks all - it seems like I may have accidentally added the text capture as part of my screen grab shortcut preset...

Now removed - appreciate all of the quick and helpful responses.

Happy Tuesday all!