Please add ability to "Favorite" rectangle selection in Snagit 2019

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I like the new favorites feature in Snagit 2019 but I would also like to be able to add the rectangle selection to favorites (I haven't checked what you can and can't add to Favorites). I now have to click off of my Favorites area to use my rectangle selection,which I think avoiding that, is the whole point of Favorites? Thanks!
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Rob

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Rick Stone

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When you are using the rectangle, do you see the star in the properties? If so, that should indicate you are able to add it to favorites. 
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Rob

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No star : (
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Rick Stone

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In re-reading this, I'm wondering if you are talking about the actual selection tool instead of the rectangle shape. If so, I'm thinking that's not possible to add to favorites.
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Rob

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Hi Rick. I am talking about the rectangle selection tool. Sorry if I worded it confusingly.  That is correct, it is not possible to add it to Favorites, hence the enhancement request : )
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The easiest thing to do is add the selection tool icon to your top toolbar.

It's still two clicks no matter how you slice it.

Favorites or toolbar.

:)
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Rob

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Hi Dubie : )  I do have the selection tool at the top of my toolbar.

The workflow is like this
  1. Click shape tool in Favorites to add shape
  2. Click selection tool in top toolbar to select area
  3. Click back on Favorites icon in top toolbar
  4. Click arrow tool in Favorites to add shape
  5. Click selection tool in top toolbar to select area
  6. Click back on Favorites icon in top toolbar
  7. Click number tool in Favorites to add shape
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  1. Click shape tool in Favorites to add shape
  2. Click selection tool in Favorites to select area
  3. Click arrow tool in Favorites to add shape
  4. Click selection tool in Favorites to select area
  5. Click number tool in Favorites to add shape
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It's not the click to the selection tool that's the issue. You're right, that's one click. It's the click back on the Favorites icon that adds that extra click.  If we're going to add Favorites (which I think is great!) why not make it available  to all tools that you use? Just my .02