Unable to select stamps, shapes, etc, on image unless I have the corresponding tool selected :/

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I just upgraded to Snagit 13.1.6 (I know you have a newer version, but this is the licence my company has right now, so I can't upgrade again.)

If I add a shape and a stamp to an image, I can't move them around by clicking on them unless I have the shape or stamp tool selected.  Here is my problem:  Add shape, add stamp, try to move shape, it adds a new stamp because stamp was the last thing I had selected.  I have to take the extra action of deleting the extra stamp and then click on shape before I can move it.  So infuriating!
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Elizabeth

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Rick Stone

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Yeah, it's been my experience that you have to be a bit persnickety when clicking.

Personally, I seem to have a lot of success by simply clicking the Selection tool as a first step, then clicking the object I want to move.


Note that I've added the Selection tool to my toolbar in the SnagIt Editor.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you for your reply, Rick!  That's exactly what I've been doing, but my frustration comes from having to retrain myself to do it - I've been using Snagit for a very long time, and the actions are things I don't even think about. It just feels a lot more intuitive to be able to click on a stamp or a shape without having to take that extra step.
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I do feel your pain as I experience it myself. I too am a long standing SnagIt user. But like anything, we find ourselves always having to adapt. I have a different piece of software that I've used for more than 20 years and it's being re-written from the ground up. Painful. 

I suppose such is "progress", eh?

At least (for me) SnagIt seems to be intuitive. And I suppose that could be shaded by the fact I've tried to remain abreast of updates. So it's not like I'm making a quantum leap from perhaps version 10 to 2019 or something like that. I could see where that would be pretty jarring!

Cheers,,, Rick :)