Snagit Capture Preferences and Hotkeys


To open the Capture Preferences, select Capture Window > File > Capture Preferences. To learn more about the capture options, view the following:

General Tab

Option Description
Run Snagit when Windows starts Open and run Snagit on computer startup.
Show OneClick

Displays the quick capture options as a tab at the top of the screen. 

Hover the cursor over the minimized bar to expand the window.
Click and drag to move the OneClick to a different edge of your screen.

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Capture Tab

Option Description
Hide Snagit when capturing Minimize Snagit during capture.
Show magnifier

Show the magnifier when selecting an area to capture. The magnifier helps to capture pixel accuracy.

To hide the magnifier, press M.

Show video countdown Displays a three second countdown before starting the video recording.
Show quick controls in fullscreen recordings Displays the Webcam button and Pause button in the bottom right corner of the screen during a fullscreen video recording.
Microphone Select a built-in or connected audio device for recording microphone audio.
Input level Measures the audio level for the selected microphone audio device.
Webcam Select a built-in or connected camera device for recording camera video.
Video Quality Select the quality for video recordings. Higher video quality can result in larger file sizes.

Hotkeys Tab

You can change the following default keyboard shortcuts under this tab:

  • Show/Hide Snagit
  • Repeat Last Capture
  • Video Capture Start/Pause/Resume
  • Video Capture Stop

Check Allow Snagit to override other hotkey assignments so assigned hotkeys cannot be used by other programs when Snagit is running.

Capture Hotkeys

Image Capture Hotkeys

Option Hotkey
Global Capture PRINT SCREEN
Move Crosshairs 1 Pixel Arrow keys
Capture 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Square) Hold SHIFT
Region (16:9 aspect ratio) Click and drag to select an area on the screen. Hold CTRL to lock the selection to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Region (4:3 aspect ratio) Click and drag to select an area on the screen. Hold CTRL+SHIFT to lock the selection to a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Take a Capture ENTER
Start a Region Selection SHIFT+ENTER
Show/Hide Magnifier M
Show/Hide Capture Help F1
Scroll Horizontally H
Scroll Vertically V
Scroll Diagonally B
End Multiple Image Capture Right-click on the screen
Repeat Last Capture

Take a capture using the last settings used for a capture.

To set a hotkey, select File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.

Show/Hide Snagit CTRL+SHIFT+X

Video Capture Hotkeys

Option Keyboard Shortcut
Pause/Resume Recording SHIFT+F9
Stop Recording SHIFT+F10

Change Global Capture Hotkey

  1. Open the Capture window.
  2. Click Press a hotkey.
  3. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard.

The new hotkey appears in the field.