How to avoid recording taskbar using camtasia 9 in windows 10

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Hi Team,

I have windows 10 desktop connected to TV using HDMI cable.
My TV resolution 1080 By 240 where as My desktop max resolution is 1920 By 1080 but I have set to 1024 By 768 to fit the screen into my TV.

I just recorded my screen using custom as 1024 By something like 740 which worked fine but after uploading the video into youtube I don't see the video on complete screen. All sides border appeared and video displayed in center. Not sure what setting was wrong.

Note that I used SHIFT + UP arrow & down arrow to have my recording in 16:9 before producing into local mp4.

My main requirements are avoid taskbar in recording(don't like to show system tray, date & time along with minimized taskbar items) & have video in 16:9 even after uploading into youtube.

Your inputs related to my main requirements will be very much appreciated.

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Right click on [Taskbar]
Choose [Taskbar settings]
Second option: [Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode]

You will not see the taskbar unless your cursor hovers over it.
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Vinod Boyapati

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Thank you for the reply wayne!!

But there are max chances cursor may move into that area which will highlight the taskbar..I would prefer to have taskbar and not to show up in recording video.
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 All sides border appeared and video displayed in center
Are you making sure your recording is scaled to the full project setting size in editing?

As far as not showing the taskbar or any of that you could scale your recording a little bigger than the project setting area in the editor.

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Dave Schultze

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That's a weak solution. What about the various utilities that will KEEP the taskbar hidden, even though the cursor get close ... ? That happens A LOT, guys.

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if you want to capture a 1920x1080 monitor full screen, and you have a 1 row task bar, and you don't want to capture the task bar, set your capture area to 1920x1040, be sure to set the capture area to the top of the screen

works great for me on Win 10