New Hotkey to toggle on/off the setting for "Hide Snagit when capturing"

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It becomes tedious to have to go into "Preferences" and change the setting for "Hide Snagit when Capturing".
I normally have it set to "Hide" (ticked) since most of my captures do not involve the Snagit interface. 
Some users have (in the blogs) have sought ways to capture using Snagit, wanting to include the Snagit interface as well, and many are unaware of the toggle checkbox in the Preferences.
To make operations slicker, it would be a nice feature to include a hotkey to "toggle" this setting for the next capture only. The hotkey would (if enabled) change the users preference setting to the OPPOSITE of it's current setting, then invoke the screen capture procedure. After the capture, the preference setting would return to its designated setting stipulated by preferences.
That way, a user who normally has the setting ticked (to hide Snagit during capture) could use the hotkey to capture WITH Snagit still hanging around on the screen (the normal hotkey would capture without Snagit's prescence). For those who prefer Snagit to always be included in captures (very few I would think), the opposite would apply since their "Preference" setting would be to have the checkbox in "Preferences" un-ticked.
The Hotkey description could be described on the hotkeys panel as "Capture without hiding Snagit" or "Capture while hiding Snagit" (as the case may be, depending on the current setting in the Preferences).
An alternative would be having TWO hotkeys, one for "capturing without hiding Snagit" and one for "capturing while hiding Snagit", but that would make the setting checkbox under preferences redundant. 
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Posted 5 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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I like the concept.
I capture a lot of screen shots.
Primarily, I use One Click and keyboard shortcuts.

I upload a lot of images to this forum.
I have to capture SnagIt often.It resides on my secondary monitor.

I do most of my work on my primary monitor. Capturing full screen images quite often.
One Click resides on the primary monitor.

It doesn't matter which monitor I place One Click on. If SnagIt is set to capture itself, One Click is captured as well.
It's collapsed when using a keyboard shortcut.
If I click on a dropdown preset. Which I do for Panoramic Capture. It remains in the drop down position. Often,its blocks some of the area I want to capture.



I don't like capturing collapsed One Click either. I've grown tired of editing it out.
Leaving it in screen shots is unprofessional at best. 

Heres my twist on the Idea.
I would prefer having "Capture SnagIt" added to the preset manager.
That way presets could be configured.

What do you think???
It seems a lot of users are unaware Hide SnagIt settings exist.
If its in their face, I think most would figure it out.
There are countless postings where a member wrote they didn't know how to capture SnagIt.

   
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Chris Raisin

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I think that is a great idea! Being "in their face" rather than under "preferences" is a quick and efficient way to toggle that setting. Well done!
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Hide Snagit shortcut:

Windows = Control+Shift+X
Mac = Command - H

Joe;

I don't like capturing collapsed One Click either. I've grown tired of editing it out.
Leaving it in screen shots is unprofessional at best. 
Use the shortcut above  then use your hotkey to make your capture.
The One-Click sliver should not be in your capture then.


Dubie:)
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I appreciate what you're saying.
It's not a good option for me.
I work with far to many programs and keyboard short cuts already.

There are times I can't keep the ones I use straight .

I can however click a preset from One Clicks dropdown menu quite easily.
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I hear ya.

To many programs, to many shortcuts to remember.

Just thought I would throw it out there that there is a hide Snagit shortcut.

It doesn't work for every situation but it's there.

Dubie:)
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I tried it,
SnagIt One Click and the preset menu disappears from the screen the moment you use it.
So you cannot access one click or the preset capture button if you wanted to.

Then, you could launch a capture using another keyboard shortcut.

The setting wont stick.
With One Click and/or the Preset Manager returning to the screen right after capture.

Oh well, not for me.