Is there a way to stop the Snagit Editor from automatically opening up and taking control of your window when taking a screenshot?

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Hey all,

As title.

Pleaseeeeee. I really hope this is possible.

I still want SnagIt to capture my screenshots in the background, but not automatically pop-up everytime I take a screenshot. It's super annoying!

Any advice on how to stop this would be greatly appreciated. :)

Thankssss

P.S. To confirm, 'Preview in Editor' and 'Hide Snagit when capturing' are disabled, but it still happens.





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System:
MacOS Mojave (10.14.6)
2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB


Snagit mac desktop app v2020.0.1 (96024)
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You said:
"P.S. To confirm, 'Preview in Editor' and 'Hide Snagit when capturing' are disabled, but it still happens."

I believe you need to CHECK "Hide Snagit".
I do lots of Snagit captures and the Editor does NOT show, unless I check "Preview in Editor".
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Yes, at some point in snagit's evolution it got 'better' but as a result it also got 'more complicated'

So the good news is, you can do EXACTLY what you want and MORE.

The bad news is, it's a bit hidden.




This screenshot is from the windows version, but I also have snagit on mac and it works the same way.

I'll highlight the most important parts of this screen:
1) set this how you want snagit to work, mine shows preview turned on, but you'll want yours off.

2) click presets to show the preset area shown in my screenshot

3) click the plus to add a preset using the settings above
(A pop up will appear, choose "new preset from current settings" and give it a name

4) Click the "add Hotkey" area, then type a combination that you can use on your mac, it should be a combination not used by any other mac program, I've used Command-Shift-C with good luck.

That's it!

Now whenever you hit command-shift-c (or the keys you picked) you can do a snagit screenshot.

When I do it in with the settings above, the interface comes up with a region capture already started, I just drag my mouse and select the region of the screen I want. In my case, the snagit editor comes up because I use that a lot, but it's also already copied to the clipboard so if I close the editor by pressing the escape key, the clipboard will still contain my screenshot.

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Here are a few more tips you may not know about:
- when doing a region capture, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to 'nudge' the selection one pixel at a time, useful for getting exact areas like a dialog box.

- Snagit has 'outputs' the 'share' dropdown in region (1) of the screenshot - using outputs, it's possible to take screenshots that automatically paste into a word document, in sequence, without ever seeing the snagit editor window.

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Hope this helps



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Hi ParisianGenesis ,

One thing to add, if you're using the flyout capture window, it has its own Preview in Editor setting.

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Hey all,

Thank you all for your fast responses!

One thing I failed to point out (sorry!) was this happens when using the Mac built-in screenshot command (CMD+SHIFT+4).

If I use this command, the editor pops-up. If I use the SnagIt (SHIFT+CTRL+C), I can confirm the editor doesn't show.

I naturally use CMD+SHIFT+4, but I guess if there's no solution for that, I'll have to get used to Snagit's command lol!

Thanks again everyone :)
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That can also be configured! Just switch this setting off:

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Yes, but then the screenshot doesn't show in the SnagIt editor!

I want to:

- Take a screenshot using the Mac built-in screenshot command (CMD+SHIFT+4)
- The screenshot to automatically appear within the Snagit editor (as Snagit is set as the default app for screenshots)
- But not have the editor open-up on screen and take control of the view


Mac command, added to Snagit in the background, no forced pop-up.

If you switch off the above setting, the screenshot appears on the mac desktop, instead of within Snagit

Seems like this scenario isn't possible?!
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Actually it is! But I'll admit it's a little hard to stumble across. In my screenshot above of the flyout capture window, if you disable that Preview in Editor setting, then you'll get the behavior you're looking for.

If you don't have that capture window enabled, you can turn it on here:



I hope this helps!
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Hey Luke,

With:

* The 'Preview in Editor' setting deselected and
* The 'Open system screenshots and videos in Snagit' setting selected

Taking screenshots with the Mac built-in screenshot command (CMD+SHIFT+4) still causes the editor to appear on the latest version of Snagit 2020
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hmm, you're sure that this is the preview in editor that's off? I'm able to get this to work with Snagit 2020, I am on macOS 10.15, but that shouldn't matter for this.

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Hahahah, wow. Finally!

Ahhh man, I wrote a long message, but it seems putting an Emoji in stops the message from saving properly, and cuts everything off. Happened twice!

Long story short, it works now. Thanks so much!
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