How to represent WinKey in a callout?

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I'm trying to represent the shortcut WinKey+R in a Callout, but when I press the sequence, windows gives focus to the run window, and the key sequence text is not set in the shortcut field. How do I represent this sequence in a callout?
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Felipe Costa Gualberto

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Rick Stone

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Perhaps try adding a total of three callouts?

One using the keystroke callout of just the Win key. A second using the Text callout of a large Plus symbol. And a third using the keystroke callout of just the R key. After you position them, you could group them.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Oh, and one way to automate this would be to configure the Camtasia Recorder to record keystrokes. To do this, from the Recorder window, click Tools > Options...

Then, from the General tab, ensure the option to Capture Keyboard Input is enabled. Then record.



During the editing process, right-click the TREC file and choose Generate Keystroke Callouts.



At that point Camtasia should add them for you as shown:



Cheers... Rick :)
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I like your second option best Rick.

I will only expand by saying you could also save it to the library.

Regards, Joe

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Yeah, after I posted, there was one more tidbit I forgot to mention that might be helpful.

If you had the option for capturing keystrokes turned off, (I believe mine was turned off by default, but I'm not sure. I could have turned it off at some point long ago and just forgot I did) of course you won't have the information inside the trec file to enable the option of right-clicking.

So an easy thing you could do would be to launch the recorder, Set the option to capture keystrokes, then configure a tiny area and record just long enough to type Win+R (or whatever keystrokes you wanted or needed).

Then you could easily add that small bit to the Camtasia timeline just long enough to extract the keys and insert them where you really wanted them. At that point you would simply delete the small recording.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Joe and Rick,
Thank you very much for the tip. I'll use the second technique.
I'm really enjoying Camtasia.

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