Snagit 13 minimized to system tray ?

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Hi All,

Is there a way to minimize Snagit 13 Windows to the System tray area instead of the taskbar ?

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Patrick De Giorgi

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Joe Morgan

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There is a free application that does this. I don't know if the functionality is quite what you were looking for as it requires the use of either a desktop or start menu icon to launch SnagIt initially. I haven't used this myself so I don't know what would happen if you have SnagIt configured to launch at start up.

 I don't understand why this feature would be beneficial to you. If you could expand on that I would appreciate it. I would like to know as I might agree with your reasoning. Then I adapt this feature for my own benefit as well.


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Try changing the Snagit shortcut properties to Run as minized.  Right click the short cut, choose Properties and set as below.  Mine doesn't show up in the taskbar unless I'm using it but I do use One Click exclusively.

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I have this same problem. With Windows 10, the Run:Minimized option is not present. As a result, I use SnagIt sparingly and am disappointed in SnagIt 13. My primary use case for SnagIt (>95% time) is for screen region captures that then get marked up -- with the desire to start them from a hotkey, NOT a click.
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Lloyd Keays

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What is the status of this feature?  Why can't I minimize to system tray (area of the clock)?  I want snagit to be open "all the time" but I don't want it to pollute my taskbar.
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Hi there

Note that when SnagIt runs, there are actually two applications. One is the SnagIt capture and the other is the SnagIt Editor. When SnagIt capture is running, if I click the X in the upper right corner, it completely disappears and I find it in my System Tray as you seem to be asking for. 

Have you tried this?

Cheers... Rick :)
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I, too, was perplexed why Snagit13 (after upgrading from v11)   a) failed to automatically create the startup shortcut for my personal user , and  b) launched with the main window visible.

The solution I discovered was to set up the Snagit13 shortcut in my shell:startup folder to have the /h command line option. That way, SnagIt starts minimized to the system tray area (so that you don't have the main window visible, but Snagit is running and "listening" for your hotkey capture combos).