quick access to recent captures

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I'm use to use Jing, which offers a quick access to Recent (history) captures, directly from the Systray. Is it possible to enable this functionality in SnagIt from Systray. I have only found the method to go into Systray, start Snagit Editor and then go down into Recent. It takes more time. Is there a faster way in Snagit - as Jing provides
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I don't know Jing, but accessing recents in SnagIt can be achieved in only two ways

1. The recents tray as you described
2. The Library (there's a link for that at the top - you can toggle between library and editor) where you can see them in virtual date folders
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Hey there Paul, I believe what mok said was that the systray was being used. And if I'm understanding correctly, that's either the notification area on the right side of the taskbar or the taskbar itself. I'm not sure.

mok, what Paul is referring to is the "Recents" tray. I'm sure you are aware of what that is as you said something about going into Recent.

From what I've seen here, it would seem that perhaps you aren't running the SnagIt Editor all the time. And that may be your best solution. Just configure SnagIt so the editor always runs. 

From inside the editor, click Edit > Editor Preferences... > Advanced and ensure you place a check mark in the option labeled: Always keep Editor running in the background.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Good clarification.  Thanks Rick
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You don't say what Windows Version you are using but 7 and 10 should be the same.

To start, have Snagit running in the background as Rick posted above.

Snagit has two icons. The orange one opens the capture window when clicked.
The blue one will open the editor when clicked.

Only the orange button can reside in the system tray/notification area but you can pin the blue icon to the task bar for quicker access.

You can then click the blue icon which will launch the editor and the use the Recents Tray or jump into the library.

It's not quite a quick access but can save a few click of having to right-click the orange icon then look at the menu to open the editor and get to the recents tray.