SnagIt 13 - idea: take over PrntScrn global hotkey when SnagIt is active and re-assign it back on exit

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Installed SnagIt v13 trial.
When trying to assign PrntSrn as hotkey, Windows reported that the hotkey was already taken.
In my case it seems to have been taken by OneDrive.

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I rightclicked the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, went into Settings - > "Auto Save" and noticed that Screenshots->Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive  was tagged.

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I untagged that and could assign the PrintScreen hotkey to SnagIt.

Actually, at first sight, after a few attempts, it seems to work similar to v11 .. (!?)
Meaning I could select a profile and hit the PrtSrn button and it will capture according to the profile. In v12 I believe one had to assign all different hotkeys, per profile.
This would be rrreally great!

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Probably, the 'Add Hotkey' per profile is now meant when a user wishes to assign a different hotkey, different from (in this case) PrntScrn.

If my assumption is correct, I think is a major improvement.

Now, it would be nice to take it one step further...

What about the following
say, by default the PrntScrn button is assigned to application xyz
once SnagIt is launched, it will then automatically take over the hotkey (optionally ask user)
once SnagIt is closed it re-assigns the hotkey to the origianal applicaton

Maybe this is too complicated, I don't know.

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