Snagit (Windows): Web Camera Light Is on All the Time


The web camera turns on as soon as Snagit is started, even if I am not recording, or if the web camera is disabled in Snagit.


This is a known issue that we hope to fix in a future release. As a workaround, please follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure Snagit 2018.2.1 or later is installed.  To check for updates, click Help > Check for updates. Or, download the latest from our Alternate Downloads page.
  2. Exit the Capture Window and Snagit Editor. Confirm that they are not running in Task Manager.
  3. Download this zip file.
  4. Double-click the zip file to extract files.
  5. Double-click DisableInitAudioOnStart.reg. Click OK when prompted.