Snagit Capture Preferences

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. The quick capture options display when you hover the cursor over the blur bar.

See Capture with OneClick Tutorial 

Snagit theme Choose between the two Snagit interface color themes: Light or Dark.
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Automatically check for updates Automatically check for the latest version of Snagit when connected to the Internet.

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.
Scale captures down to 1920 x 1080 (recommended) Automatically resizes captures larger than 1920 x 1080 pixels down for better viewing. 

Hotkeys Tab

Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly complete tasks in Snagit. You can change the following default shortcuts:

  • Show/Hide Snagit (CTRL+SHIFT+X)
  • Repeat Last Capture
  • Video Capture Start/Pause/Resume (SHIFT+F9)
  • Video Capture Stop (SHIFT+F10)

Change a Default Hotkey

  1. Select Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.
  2. Select the desired key combination.


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