How can I perform a capture with Snagit 2018 using only the keyboard?

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In SnagIt 12, I could position the cursor over an image, adjust the corner position with keyboard arrows to the exact pixel, press Enter once to lock the first corner, then drag the selection to the other corner and position to the exact pixel with keyboard arrows, then press Enter again to complete the capture for the precise selection.  That was a FABULOUS feature and it was taken out in SnagIt 2018!
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Joe Morgan

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SnagIt 10 through 13 had that feature and I never knew it, I just played around with it.

I like it a lot better then holding down the mouse button, I've been doing it that way for years. LOL now I find out there's a better way,  and it no longer works.

It might just be a bug. Let's hope so.

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This should still be possible, looks like it changed a bit though:
- SPACE enters selection, ENTER selects the window
- ENTER finishes the selection
- Arrow keys move pixel by pixel
- Alt+Arrow keys move 10 pixels
Let me know if that works for you.
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Okay great, that's works. However..........

What's with the musical chairs with long established assigned shortcuts? 

It only confuses long time users.

 Is there a detailed list of all little know shortcuts anywhere? I didn't even know this one existed until just now, I love it. It's a rock solid and precise selection process

 Compared to holding down mouse button. It was never a steady process. Because the mouse always moved around a bit.

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Thanks Tim.
I was looking just for this!
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I'm looking for this badly.  It was hit Enter to enters selection, then hit Enter to confirm selection.
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Same here - SPACE to start selection, ENTER to capture works for me in 13 but is not the documented method.  Doc says SHIFT+ENTER to start.