Snagit 12: How can I capture active window without title bar?

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When I use SnagIt 12 to capture an image from the screen, it makes me highlight what I want to capture.  Frequently, I want to capture the entire window (e.g. of an app or browser), but I want to exclude my Windows task bar and the application's title bar and footer.  SnagIt recognizes the active window - it puts a frame around it, but I can't find any way to capture it without clicking and dragging.  Does the feature I want exist?

I'm sorry I can't attach a screenshot, but with SnagIt running, I can't capture AND illustrate SnagIt's behavior.

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Sharon

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JL1

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I don't understand your problem. Capturing the active window WITHOUT the browser title, bookmark and other bars, footers, etc. is what SnagIt does out of the box, so to speak.
What is the capture mode selected?
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Sharon

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Thanks for your response.  Let me try to be clearer.

From what I've seen, Snagit makes me click and drag to select the area I want to capture.  I can also capture the entire screen.  I haven't found a way to capture just the active window without clicking and dragging.

In other words, I'd like to capture the area highlighted in gold in the linked image without having to click and drag and try to find the exact dimensions of the window.  I could do it in Hypersnap easily, but I don't have that app anymore.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwYPjp6M1erFVnl5bkJVUDIwcGM

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I just figured out how to do it.  I created a custom profile and indicated the "Selection" should be "Window".  I can now point to the area I want captured, click, and voila.
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Good.