SnagIt 12: How to capture a (active) Windows

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SnagIt 12: One way or the other I can't manage to have it capture a window. I selected 'active' window as well as 'Window'  - but SnagIt starts out capturing a region (crosshair).





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The above is also the case when I change Selection into [Window]

Anyone out there has any suggestions?

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Posted 5 years ago

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Silly question here. Are you just seeing the crosshair and giving up with the conclusion that because the crosshair appears you are going to end up with region?

Personally, I like the crosshair concept. But if I move the mouse pointer around the screen, the crosshair will select different bits. Perhaps surrounding the Title bar or a Button (depending on where you move the mouse) but it does also surround the entire window.

Cheers... Rick :)
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If you are creating screenshots of (e.g.) a setup, until now (with 11.3) I selected window profile and hit the printscreen button, sometimes even with 'no preview'.
The windows were then nicely saved with me having to select the region.
All profiles are crosshair, i.e. no scrolling windows, nothing. Eventhe 'All-in-One' is crosshair.
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I just created an active window profile in V12 and it worked by automatically capturing to top most window to the editor. I choose the profile directly from the flyout because I didn't assign it a hotkey. If you choose the printscreen button that executes the global profile which is the default profile choice rather than your active window profile.

If you want your profile to be the one activated than you have to give it a hotkey designation which could be the printscreen key if you like. However, as you discovered you can't just choose a profile and press the printscreen key nor the red button and have it work as could be done in previous versions. On the other hand, if you choose a profile from the flyout that profile does execute without any further clicking.  So if you can manage to have all your needed profiles in one page of the flyout then it does become a one click operation.

No doubt V12 is going to take time getting used to.  I can't explain why the workflow was changed this way.
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As an aside, since the inception of the crosshairs and the "all in one", that is a feature that I personally found to be very beneficial to me as it saved having to know which profile I wanted to use in advance.

Then again, that's just me and I know that particular workflow doesn't work for everyone. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)

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