In 'no preview mode' the capture cursor is flattened, with preview it is not - why?

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Probably there is a logical explanation for it...

It strikes me that the mouse arrow (capture cursor) is flattened automatically when capturing in 'no preview' mode, i.e. capturing in the background (captures not opened in the editor)

However, when capturing with preview (open in editor), the mouse arrow is not flattened.

Vainly tried to find an answer here on the question as to how to have the capture cursor flattened automatically.

Thanks.
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How to have the capture cursor flatten automatically by default?


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If you apply a effect it should auto flatten the cursor.

A example would be to add a scale effect and as to not change the capture I just did a 100% x 100% scale



Just add a very minimal effect so that no change is really noticed.

I have to ask though.

Why would you want this action?

I can think of no practical reason to have the cursor auto flattened and remove the editing capability of it.

Once you save the capture out it will be flattened and if you don't end up wanting the capture than what does it matter?

I can think of many reason to have the cursor editable but not any reason to take that option away from myself.

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Thanks for the below.
First of all, I agree that there may be reasons to -not- have the cursor flattened.
Like changing its position, or still being able to delete an accidentally captured cursor.

For that reason maybe it could be added as an option to a profile.

Or better - optionally -  'flatten' when clicking on 'Finish'  (when the file is not yet saved).
This way users can still do whatever they wish with the mouse cursor, but, at 'Finishing' the mouse cursor will optionally be flattened.

Reason for asking, just an example:
in my case, the capture cursor (mouse arrow) usually is pointing to a specific item on the screenshot - for instance an item of some 'settings' window.
When combining multiple screenshots and then moving screenshots around (within the 'combined screenshot')  the capture cursor is not moved along.

Anyway, thanks for the solution!