Modal screen capture

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Are you planning support for modal capture? Would be nice not to have to crop down manually, e.g., here: goo.gl/AFGFDQ 
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abicht

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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi!

Great question, we can definitely look into it. In fact, we might have something in there already that could work for you, if you're willing to give it a shot:

1. Execute a new capture with the Snagit extension.
2. Hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard after the cursors show up.
3. Begin moving the crosshairs around the browser tab.

You should see now that you've entered our super-secret selection mode, that attempts to look at various elements within the webpage. Depending on how the page was designed, it might actually be able to detect that modal window, and automatically perform a region capture around it. If it doesn't, let us know; we weren't quite ready to make that the default capture mechanism, but we wanted to leave it in for this exact reason, so we'd love to know if it's useful, and how well it's working.

Thanks for your feedback!
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abicht

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Thx, Kelly! Doesn't work for that modal, but for subsections of it. Looks like it's navigating the page's DOM, like Inspect Element in Chrome.

It doesn't matter than I'm using Chrome, SnagIt, and the ext & app on a Mac, does it? (There used to be a big difference between the SnagIt UI on Windows and on Mac.)

I'll keep playing around with the Ctrl key in other situations. You keep planning to put true modal capture in. B-) (It would be great not to have to circle back to delete the background behind rounded corners for each modal.) Ping me when you have it and I'll let the world know!
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Yup, no worries! It was a shot in the dark, sometimes it gets them, but not always. That's why we haven't made that feature widely known yet. ;)

Definitely, we'll keep working at it to make it do a better job of finding what you want, and ignoring what you don't!
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abicht

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Like! U guyz rool.
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Rick Stone

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Hi all

One thing that I stumbled across sort of by accident is that when you get the crosshairs and are in the midst of a capture, you are able to use the arrow keys to nudge the crosshairs in one pixel increments. I find that to be infinitely helpful. I also use the magnified area to clue me in as to when I have the area spot on.

Perhaps this will help someone... Rick :)
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi Rick,

Actually, I think your tip works only with Snagit for desktop. I didn't think we had it in Snagit for Google Chrome, but I had to try it just in case and it didn't work. I actually completely forgot about that feature in Snagit for desktop though, so thanks for jogging my memory about a really great trick! :)
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Maeve Lander

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+1 for me! I really need to be able to capture the element inspector in Chrome. A lot of the screenshots I send are to explain code issues eg 'Here is a screenshot showing the errors in the console'.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Your answer intrigued me. I've recently began using Chrome myself. But with SnagIt, I'm able to capture the element inspector just fine. Your reply seems to imply it doesn't work for you?
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Maeve Lander

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No, it definitely doesn't for me. I'm using Chromebook, and the Snagit extension for Chrome. You?
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Rick Stone

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Ahhh, I'm using a good ole laptop with Windows.

So many devices these days. And all with an infinite number of configurations. Should probably be surprised things manage to work as well as they do!

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