the command to "Close the active capture" needs to come back. v12 was the last version to have it.

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up until version 13 there was a command to "Close the active capture". That needs to come back. Ver 13 and 18 don't have it, meaning you have to open the library, select the capture and then "delete from the Library". This is inefficient as it requires several more clicks, and dangerous after I deleted some captures when I thought I was closing them. Please bring this command back!!
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Paul

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Hi Coach,

As a fellow long time user I was not aware of this function and I wonder what the use case is because I've never felt the need to do this.  I'm therefore intrigued to learn more.
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After you take a capture you typically do one of three things with it: copy it and use it, save it or delete it. With the first two options it also goes into your library. If you wish to clean up your library you used to be able to click on any capture and choose "close the active capture" and it would leave your library. That does not work anymore. Now what you must do is open the Library, click on the image, then use the menu to select "delete from Library" then it asks you to confirm the deletion. It's gone from one click to five clicks. I've been using snagit since it was first launched and this one thing has been a rock in my shoe since ver13 was released. I had hoped ver18 would get it back as I had sent an email into support when I first loaded v13. Very aggravating since losing this feature was deleting work already coded. I can't believe people who never used the feature would care if it was in or not. For those of us who used the feature it is a real pain to not have.
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You can right click any capture from the recent capture tray and delete them without opening the library.
Would that suit your needs?
Regards,Joe
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You can even select multiple entries in the recents tray and delete them
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Interesting.  I love learning about other people's workflows.  I may not have fully grasped what you mean, so my apologies if I have this wrong but I can go into the library, slect a group of images (or all), right click, and remove from library.



That sounds a bit like what you described?  TechSmith have a habit of renaming / moving stuff.

- Paul
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The delete you mentioned deletes the capture from your system, so that doesn't work.

The selection of several files and deleting from the library is what I am forced to do now, and that is many clicks. What it used to be was a simple close capture. Just a single click. It was elegant, and now it's gone. Here is the list of commands from ver12.


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Yep, I see what you mean. Ease of use takes another hit.