How to capture window including Window title bar?

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I would like to capture a window including the titlebar.
Right now, each capture excludes the titlebar until I hover over the titlebar, then the region/window expands to include it.
Whilst capturing many(!) screenshots in a row (without preview and using a hotkey) this 'expanding' action gets boring.

I know I might create a workaround with 'application name'  as caption, but, as said, it is just a workaround, not entirely what I had in mind.

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I think the snagit team needs to talk to the Camtasia folks. I have Camtasia 8.6, 9.1 and 2018 all working and at least two can work simultaneously.
Why did I have to looseSnagit 9 when I installed 2018? Rookie programmers I suspect. Com'on camtasia guys help is need on the snagit side of the house!
I was going to upload a 333K MP4 of Cam 9 recording a Cam 2018 setup - TS won't allow me to upload one a local camtasia mp4. Instead I took a snagit pic of the camtasia on camtasia event !


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Prev pic not obvious that two camtasia are active so her I show it.

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For whatever reason. SnagIt has never been able to run to versions at the same time.

They share the same datastore and files. Conflicts? Maybe that's why? I don't know, I just know it's always been like this.
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Joe,
How about the same version - multiple times? I can open every one of Microsofts Office apps, two, three, four instances - simultaneously, because their programmers didn't disallow that. I can open two, three or four notepads, I have choices, if they allow two or more launches in windows - each gets its own memory space and all application software should be read onl. It's a software developers choice, period. Now develop for a single processor and you get exactly what snagit offers. The software devlopmentteam needs help.
>> They share the same datastore and files. Conflicts? 
Wow, how dumb is that ?
Techsmith needs help.
Got a windows ten system with 4 actual CPUs? search windows for "notepad.exe" - how many are there? Now do you (Ts'ers) have a clue?

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Joe,
Just to prove my point - I have a program I use to measure CPU speed and RAM speed. Math intensive, but I can launch it 10, 20, even 30  times on my 4 core, 8 thread CPU. After 7 threads it gets slower much more quikley so I've never gone beond 15 instances - and that was to test CPU hand-offs. All share the same output directories, not the same file names. And for $20 I'll give you a copy.

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They share the same datastore and files.Conflicts? Maybe that's why? I don't know, I just know it's always been like this.

Thats what I posted. It's my best guess, nothing definitive.

I launch multiple instances of WORD all the time.
 
I can launch Premier Pro CC 2017 and 2018 at the same time.

Same goes for After Effects.

Photoshop 2017 and and 2018 "Will Not" run at  the same time.

PhotoshopCC and Photoshop Elements "Will" run at the same time.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 and 2018 will both run at the same time.

Audition 2017 and 2018

I don't know why that's the case either.

Do you want to pay me $20 to see all of them open in my Task Manager? I'm thinking not.


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Mine captures the title bar.

It could be the settings.

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I believe that the issue reported wasn't that SnagIt was unable to capture the title bar, just that an extra step seems to be involved. Upon selecting the window initially, only the client area without the title bar is first auto-selected and one must perform some mouse manipulation to ensure the title bar is included. ;)
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As Rick said that is probably your problem.

When you try to capture move your crosshairs over the title bar.

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As an aside, I'm not really sure exactly how or why the conversation was changed to begin discussing running multiple instances of SnagIt. LOL
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That was my bad Rick. Mike showed the snagit form, I thought he wanted to capture the snagit form's title bar. That I believe would require a second instance of snagit - useful if you want to do a snagit "how to" usiing snagit captures.
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As said, normally the title bar is not captured, unless I hover over it, in which case the selection  (dotted line) is expanded so as to include the title bar.

As I wasn't entirely sure in what direction the conversion in this thread would go and more or less assuming there was indeed no solution, I checked with support. Maybe it would be a new feature..??

Credits for the below solution go to support 

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There is a very minor drawback (at least with me): 
'Capture Cursor' does not work in this mode.



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As said use regular mode and hover crosshairs over tilebar.

I have been doing it for year and have not suffered any irreparable or otherwise detrimental  damage.

I'm nsure why it is a big deal for you.

I don’t see any reason to make it a feature.




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I agree with you, normally it is no issue. I am doing the same for years as well. 

However, only when you create many screenshots, one after the other, then you want to avoid this extra handling.
Right now, with this specific (new) preset, I just hit  F12, go to next screen, F12, go to next screen, etc.