Screenshot that includes multiple open Windows

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I'm new to SnagIt, and I use version 10. Historically I used to just hit PrtSc and get a shot of the entire screen. Now, when I have multiple Windows open, Snagit will only capture one Window at a time. It won't let me select the whole screen. Highly frustrating. I just want a shot of my entire screen like I used to get when I hit PrtSc. Is this no longer possible?
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Tricia

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Marty

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In every version of Snagit I've used, Snagit will preselect one window, but if you click on the other images it will reselect other larger areas, including the entire screen. You can also reselect the area with your mouse and the crosshairs. This way you can choose what area you want.
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Rick Grunwald

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I don't know what they have done. There is a default print screen action but I cannot find in in the configurations anywhere. Here is what I have, You can see the settings I use for my "image" profile. I believe that whatever profile you used last it will invoke again with Print screen even if you had a shortcut other than print screen assigned to it
I will take correction on that if anyone knows better (I was on a different profile and am too lazy to go fix it. The IMAGE profile has the "capture cursor" off
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I just tried it.  I am set to All in One.  When I press PrtScrn Snagit highlights one window but as I have got my settings set Region, I can click and drag to capture both screens.

But it would be nice if Snagit honoured split screen modes and offered a setting to select all windows,
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Tricia,


So, the Windows PRT SCREEN key will take a capture of your entire screen. This is the default Windows behavior.

Now that you have installed Snagit 10 installed, it uses the PRT SCREEN key as the default capture hotkey. So, it sort of takes that over. You can change that if you want.
That function is called Profiles. And you can set up many different kinds of captures with different profiles and hotkey combinations.

Overall, on the Snagit 10 main interface, you should see a button for Full Screen. If you click that, you can click your desktop and you will get a capture in the Editor of your whole desktop.

Or, when you use the PRT SCREEN button now, you are in the default All-In-One Capture mode. That means you can choose a windows, region, or the whole desktop by default. When the cross hairs appear, just click on the outer edge of the desktop to choose the whole thing.

I would recommend you read the Snagit help file to get the basics of how to set up your system to use Snagit in the way that works best for you. You can assign that profile called Whole Desktop back over to the PRT SCREEN key so things work the way you want them to.


I hope this helps!
You can also find the PDF guild of the Snagit 10 help file here:
http://assets.techsmith.com/docs/pdf-snagit/Snagit-10-Help.pdf

Kelly
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Rick Grunwald

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@Marty - better answer!
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Rick:

It must do it automatically now if you have "Allow SnagIt to override other Hotkey Assignments" checked under File>Capture Preferences>Hot Keys. All you have to do is to click on that link and when it opens the box, then click on the key on your keyboard you want to use to initiate a capture. In my case, I clicked "Print Screen."
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Sorry for the delayed reply. Thank you everyone. I must admit, I didn't really there's a difference between SnagIt and SnagIt Editor. I was working only in Editor and didn't see any options for profile, etc. I set a hotkey for full screen in SnagIt, and it's working beautifully.
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Thanks for the update Tricia and glad this solved your problem. Have a great day/night.