Is there really no recording option to simply select a monitor?

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I have 4 monitors with varying DPIs etc. Changing any of their resolutions causes a cascade of effects that has to be fixed and undone each time - especially with apps that arent high DPI aware or the many that have serious issues when the DPI settings are changed while they are running.

Because of this I have one monitor that is 1920x1080 and no DPI scaling. I use it specifically for recordings to avoid needing to change resolutions and DPI scalings.

I know for recordings I can select custom area and then drag the selection box around on the monitor I want, but it can take a bit of fidgeting to make sure its at 0,0 and exact height and width.

Is there really no easier way? I would have expected in the options given the ability to simply say "record monitor x".
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David B. Demyan

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Start the record process in your usual way. When the recording highlight opens, regardless of size, move it to your selected monitor with 1920x1080 and no scaling. On the recorder bar, click the Full screen tile. It should set your recording area on that monitor to the same setting as display setting: 1920x1080. You can also set it under Custom, but the selection looks different, like this:


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Start Camtasia  on the HD monitor. The easiest way is to choose custom size - unlocked. Manually enter the size you want, then lock it in and drag the capture area it to the target monitor. If all your monitors are 16:9 ratio you'll have no problems, else you may notice "odd behavior" in Camtasia's settings.
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Thank you. I really think Camtasia should add a drop down arrow on Full Screen like it has for Custom and list the available monitors as well as "All Monitors"
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Joe Morgan

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When you record different sized areas, 4 are retained under "Recent areas"



You need to place the recording tool bar on the correct monitor.Then chose the proper Recent Area setting.
I've always wanted Recent Areas to be customizable. Because if you select areas smaller than full screen. 4 isn't enough, and it retains the last 4 sizes used.
So it's less than ideal.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks. Unfortunately with 4 monitors it would not always be clear which monitor it applied to..... But still somewhat useful.