User action recorder

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Hello,

the idea is to record at each click a screenshot of the screen.

this will require a button to save and stop the capture.
once the capture is complete, it will be visible in the snagit library.

Warning: if I have several screens, only capture the screen I'm clicking, so I do not have to cut them every time, thank you (this may be an option configured beforehand)

possiblity to put an indicator automatically, the mouse found it at the moment of the click

continue your program a great

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original text in french

Bonjour,

l'idée est d'enregistrer a chaque clic une capture de l'ecran.

il faudra pour cela avoir un bouton pour enregistrer et arreter la capture.
une fois la capture terminer, elle sera visible dans la librairie de snagit.

attention : si j'ai plusieurs ecran, ne capturer que l'ecran sur lequel je suis en train de cliquer, afin de ne pas a devoir les recouper a chaque fois, merci (cela peut etre une option a configuré au préalable)

possiblité de mettre un indicateur automatiquement, la ou la souris ce trouvai au moment du clic

continuer votre programme un super
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Perhaps you could explain your use case please?  That might help us better understand what you need.

Without knowing your use case, a few questions come to me immediately
  1. At what point would the screen be captured? 
  2. If it is when the mouse is clicked, it is likely to capture the existing screen not the new one, especially of there is a delay in the new screen becoming visible. 
  3. How long would you wait for the new screen to display before capturing it? 
  4. How would you know that the screen was fully rendered and ready to be captured?
  5. You could only do full screen capture couldn't you?  There's no opportunity to select a region or a window.
  6. Are you happy to then crop every image to the area you need to focus on?
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the use case: capture the screen to make tutorials quickly

the use case: capture the screen to make tutorials quickly

1) The screen is capture every click, from the moment I click on start recording
2) the screen is captured at just one can before clicking the button to show the person to click
3) indefinitely, as long as I do not go on stop, or that the mouse does not move after 5 min by security.
6) the recarage is perfect, just that in this mode of operation I want it to capture as soon as possible, I will do the changes after, the reason is simple, I am computer scientist, when my client asks how to do that in a logciel ,. .. I have to do a lot of catch with snagit, (I do not want to make a video, it's too heavy, the goal is to create a pdf for the client).

In fact there is already this type of behavior integrate a window (at least in version 10) that allows me to do this way limit (it captures all the screens off I do not want it captures only one screen -> example, I have two logciel word on the left and the folders on the right, I go into a folder, it captures the file, if I start writing in word that capture word (at the time of the user action click only)

the windows tool is called User Action Logger, which you can find in the windows search bar



the windows tool is called User Action Logger, which you can find in the windows search bar

this tool is also limited in the number of recordable action (by default 25), it can be pushed to 999 but never retained at a future opening.
another plobleme export format is not exploitable (* .mht)
Snagit has all the formats you need ...
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for any question I remain at your disposal
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here is the path of the utility
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Thanks Bernard

I am only a SnagIt user not a Support person.

I could not find that windows utility.  Unfortunately the image resolution is very low, so when I zoom it, the path and file type is unreadable. I understand what you are looking for.  To be honest, when faced with the situation you have described I use several solutions.

1. If it's very short, record a video and save as a GIF
2. Or, use a Preset that has "Preview in Editor" turned off and "Capture cursor" turned on.  Then it's very fast to press PrtScn as I position the mouse
3.  If it's complex I use a specialist tool to record my session.  That tool captures all mouse and keyboard click points so you can easily create a screenshot.  Camtasia might do that.  I don't know.
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Hey Paul, if you want to see this utility, hopefully your Windows offers a place in your Start menu where you can just begin typing to see the apps on your system. (I use an add in that makes my Windows 10 Start menu look like Windows 7. Called "Start 10")

But all you have to do is type "Step" and hopefully you will see the "Steps Recorder".
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Sounds like what is being asked for is how Adobe Captivate records its simulations. Each mouse click results in a screen capture. Captivate may even annotate them for you by adding a callout that is intended to describe the action. For example: Click the File menu. Or Click the OK button.

At the end of the recording, each mouse click that captured the screen is a different image and is placed into the Captivate editor. And that editor looks a lot like PowerPoint.

The nice thing about the way things work in this particular mode is that nothing is being recorded until the mouse click. So the computer could sit there all day and not harm the space on your hard drive. Whereas if it were SnagIt or Camtasia (or even Captivate itself) recording in a video type mode, each second that goes by is chewing up disk space as the recording grows.

As for the OP, Captivate would be total overkill for something like this. Far too expensive for only that purpose.

It would be interesting to see a feature like this added to SnagIt.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Steps recorder.  I tried every other word I could think of.  And it suffers from exactly what I though it would.  Captures entire split screen monitor.  I would spend longer post editing than I would just capturing individual regions.

But a preset that would allow you to capture a region on a rolling mouse click bas is could work.