Hello - I'm running snagit v13.0.3 on Windows 7 Pro, and I have a capture profile to capture a region and then directly save it to a file without opening the snagit editor. However, the snagit editor is always appearing minimized on the taskbar after capture, even though I have "Preview in Editor" turned off for the profile. (If I turn that on, then the editor appears maximized, not minimized to the taskbar).
Is there a way to make the editor not appear on the taskbar at all if "Preview in editor" is off (I believe that is how it worked in snagit v12)?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Dubie -
Yes, I have "Always keep editor running in the background" checked. You are correct, if I uncheck that then the editor no longer appears minimized on the taskbar.
However, the downside of unchecking that is that other profiles have the "Preview in Editor" set to ON, and for those profiles the editor will come up immediately since it's already running in the background. Otherwise the editor has to launch and load from a cold stop, and it takes several seconds for that to happen. So keeping "always running in the background" checked is how I've always kept it in Snagit v13.x and Snagit v12.x as well.
Please note, in Snagit v12.x you could have "Always keep editor running in background" checked and "Preview in Editor" OFF, and the editor would not appear minimized on the taskbar at all. That, in my mind, is the desired behavior.
It seems Snagit v13.x no longer does that - Preview in Editor causes editor to appear minimized on the taskbar - which makes me wonder if that is a bug or on purpose.
Essentially, the capture option 'Preview in Editor' is ignored in v13. Whether you like it or not, the Editor is opened up and appears on your taskbar after you've taken a capture.
In that discussion 5 months ago, I explained clearly why this is undesirable. It sounded like Chris Larson took the feedback onboard. So it's discouraging to hear that as recently as a few days ago, Customer Services are still saying that this bug is expected behavior.
I believe TechSmith should make this behave like it did before in v12.x: the Editor should NOT appear on the taskbar if the capture profile does not have "Preview in Editor" selected.
To emphasize the point: if you do not have "Preview in Editor" set in your capture profile, and if you do not have "Automatically save new image captures in the library" set in the Editor Preferences, then after taking a capture the Editor will appear on the taskbar and the Editor will be empty. That doesn't seem to make sense.
12 was not doing this insanity.
Dominic-lavoie: yes, it seems it is related. I have reported this as a bug to Techsmith, but they seem to think it is "as-designed". I disagree with that: to me this is a bug and it did not do this in v12.x
Rich Grunwald: unchecking "keep editor running in the backgrond" in Editor Preferences is not really a workaround. As is noted earlier in this thread, unchecking that means the Editor will take significantly longer to load when you do want to use it. Besides, this issue/bug is really about "Preview in Editor" - which is a distinct and separate concept from "keep editor running in background".
Basically, in v12.x the "Preview in Editor" profile setting was implemented correctly as governing whether or not the editor would open with the image after a capture. If "Preview in Editor" is unchecked, then the editor is not loaded and nothing is previewed in the editor and therefore the editor will not appear on the taskbar.
In v13.x, if "Preview in Editor" is unchecked, it is incorrectly implemented as "Always Preview in Editor AND Minimize to Taskbar".
In other words, in v13.x "Preview in Editor" ALWAYS displays the captured image in the editor - the only difference when this setting is checked or un-checked is whether or not the Editor will appear maximized or minimized. This is a bug, I think.
Seems that this very illogical behaviour of the editor prevails into version 2018.
If I set a slider button, not to preview in editor, I expect the image not to be copied to the editor. It means I just want to copy the image as captured to somewhere else and I don't need to edit it.
It used to work like this in earlier versions and I got along fine with it. I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to understand which setting it is that I'm getting wrong when a capture ends up opening the editor.
Should have just come here first and looked in the community for the answer. Could have saved myself a lot of wasted time.
Great application, but this is stupid, illogical behaviour.