Snagit 2018 Capture same area repeatedly within a browser window

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I have to take screenshots of a course in a player. As this image shows, the area I need to capture (orange rectangle) is just part of the window. Every shot needs to be 1280x720.
I know how to set a fixed region of 1280x720 , but how do I create a preset that will take that screenshot at the same location within the browser as I advance through the course?
Thank you,
Joanna
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Posted 2 months ago

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jasons

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Go to your snagit capture preferences  > hotkeys and you can set one to repeat last action.

I think that is what you’re wanting.


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I haven't played around with the fixed region size but that would work for a number of captures I do on a frequent basis. Do you know of a way to determine the origin point of the capture? I guess what I mean is how to read the cursor position at the start of the capture so as to set the origin at a fixed position for a custom preset.
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Took a bit of time but I eventually figured out how to make it work. What wasn't mentioned was that 'Set position' must be turned on before clicking 'Select Region.' Once again, thanks Joe for a useful tip.  Now I have a number of presets to set up for various captures from various websites, etc. BTW, just curious as to which time zone you're in.
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Sorry for the confusion, I thought ..........If you use "Select Region" and have "Set Position" turned on.The position will be set for you. As you make your selection.
Implied that you had to have it turned on first.
Glad you got it worked out.
Eastern time Zone USA
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I guess that is what finally tweaked me to the solution. I reread your instructions. Anyway, I asked about your location because I sometimes see a post from you fairly quickly and sometimes not 'til the next day. I live in western Canada, Pacific Time.
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Joe Morgan

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Some nice country up there.
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davidlambert

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Thanks. I've never been to the eastern US. Just California, Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
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Thanks to all for contributing your solutions!