Is there a way to make the highlight button the default when I snap a screen shot and the editor opens, instead of the arrow tool?

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Even though I have placed the highlight button at the leftmost position on the toolbar, when a new picture opens the arrow tool is always selected.  In my last version of snagit, the last tool i used was always selected.  I miss that very much, as most of what I do is snap, highlight, copy all. Then I add to documents, emails, etc. I am now on version 13
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Agreed, thank you for the feedback! We're discussing this early next week. Very timely. :)
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Rick Stone

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Actually, I'd love it if the user could choose what the default tool is. Either that, or have SnagIt remember what tool was used last and present that tool when the editor is visited again.
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Agreed.  The last version used to use what I had last used, and 90% of the time I use highlight, so that was great.  I should have asked that you restore the function of defaulting the tool to the last one used rather than a specific one.  Thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I change the snagit 13 default tool from Arrow to something else?.

When a new capture opens in the editor the default tool is Arrow.
How can I change the default tool from Arrow to something else (Shapes for example)?
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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We're definitely looking to get this fixed soon.
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Joe Morgan

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That's great news Chris, I think it's making a lot of people a little crazy.

Regards,Joe
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next4ken

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Has this behavior been added yet?
Thanks.
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Ashish Tiwari

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Added yet , this was discussed 2 years ago :O?
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Joe Morgan

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No, with SnagIt 2018 whichever tool you used last. Is the tool SnagIt opens with.
Regards,Joe
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Rodion Dukhovny

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was looking for solution of this issue just now. Glad you guys (Snagit) are aware of it and, sounds like, going to fix it soon.  Thank you.
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Yes, I would very much like to be able to set the default tool; perhaps to the tool on the left hand side of the toolbar as opposed to the last tool used. The reason is that I have save in the toolbar and what I do most often is to highlight and save. So in that case I need the highlighter to become the default. Thanks.
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Hi, I am having the same issue and I have version 13. Any suggestions?