Quick Access Toolbar - please re-instate the v11 QAT

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Please would you re-consider to re-introduce the SnagIt v11 Quick Access Toolbar.
I believe it is highly valued as it obviously reduce the number of clicks.

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Mike62

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Posted 2 years ago

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Rick Grunwald

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Bob Lewis

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This is a Smart Squirrel, ha, Amen

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alison.west

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Amen!!!  And I'll add a Halleluiah!
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Mike62

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Thanks - really funny Rick :-)
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Dany_jim

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+1 Amen!!! :))
We are waiting for him - in format HD.
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mary.coffee

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Amen, Amen .  One of the reasons I stayed with v 11.
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Mike62

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Talking for myself, the thing with hotkeys is that one should remember them...
The Quick Access Toolbar shown above has over 15 buttons. Even if one would reduce the number to -say- 10 or so, it is required to remember them. Some people may prefer hotkeys, personally I like the buttons: I know what I am doing.

Also I don't need to spend time on trying to remember the hotkey for some less used action.
And in the end, after vainly trying to recollect the hotkey for some time, let that idea go, and eventually use the toolbar anyhow.

On conclusion: hotkeys: fine, but also the QAT please.

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Rick Grunwald

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Yes! The toolbar is needed. I am a keyboard shortcut user as it sames me a LOT of time once they are learned. But ... to each his (or her) own
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Magilla

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Stop requiring users to relearn how to use a product. All that acquired skill gets trashed everytime a new GUI Guru gets his hands on a much loved product. It's much loved for a reason. Leave the bloody user interface alone.
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When I lost my hard drive on my PC I upgraded to V13 and really hate the new interface - wondering if there's an option to go back and download the older versions again, which I loved ... and no, hotkeys won't fix it for me - I definitely want the old ribbons etc back again.
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Rick Grunwald

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Your license will work with all previous versions so I am told. I do not have a link to the web page but here is the FTP address for all their stuff
ftp.techsmith.com
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wrichert

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Agree.....the new v13 interface was not an improvement in many aspects. Quick Access Toolbar was one of them.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Official Response
This Idea didn’t get enough votes to be under consideration for a future release at this time. So, we are marking this one as Not Planned. We do want to give you all an explanation behind the reasoning though. Because we definitely understand the need for a more advanced toolbar.

First, like we mentioned, it didn’t get as many votes as other items in the round up. We are going to focus on improving other areas first.

Second, the Quick Access Toolbar is something that is quite entangled with the Ribbon. And that’s something we’re not going bring back as well. It, too, didn’t get enough votes in this round and there are other reasons outlined in this post.

That said, while we aren’t bringing back the Quick Access Toolbar that was part of the Ribbon, favoriting your regularly-used Quick Styles and Tools is definitely in the cards for releases in the future.

Also, very much related to this item are having custom hotkeys and a more robust positioning of toolbar buttons. Those two got votes in the mid-range; they are something we are open to incrementally improving over time, but aren’t something we’ll be focusing on in the near term given the other things that will be worked on. If you are more interested in one over the other, we encourage you to bring it up again in the next round-up.



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Rick Grunwald

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Amen on a configurable quick access bar! I only needed a few favorites on that but it was VERY handy