Customize the Snagit Hotkeys

Change the Global Capture Shortcut

The global capture shortcut starts a new capture with the current settings in the Capture window.

  1. Open the Capture window.
  2. Click the Shortcut field.
  3. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard.

The new keyboard shortcut appears in the field.


Customize Capture Shortcuts

Select the following to view the keyboard shortcuts available for customization:

  • Windows: Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.
  • Mac: Snagit > Preferences > Keyboard tab.


Capture Shortcuts

Hotkeys and shortcuts are tested on a QWERTY keyboard. Some hotkeys and shortcuts may not work with the keyboard you use.


To configure your own hotkeys for your keyboard, see Customize the Snagit Hotkeys.


Option Windows Mac
Selected Capture Mode/Global Capture Print Screen Control+Shift+C
All-in-One Capture - Control+Shift+O
Image Capture - Control+Shift+S
Mission Control Capture (Mac) - Control+Shift+M
Expose (Window) Capture (Mac) - Control+Shift+W
Menu Capture - Control+Shift+E
Repeat Last Capture To set a shortcut for this option, select Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab. Control+Shift+R
Video Capture - Control+Shift+V
Video Selection Guides G G
Start Recording Shift+F9 Control+Shift+Spacebar
Pause/Resume Recording Shift+F9 Control+Shift+Spacebar
Stop Recording Shift+F10 Control+Shift+V
Magnifier M M
Cancel Capture Esc Esc
Show/Hide Capture Help F1 H
Capture Fullscreen - F
Capture Multiple Regions - Hold the Command key
End Multiple Image Capture Right-click screen -
Scroll Horizontally H R
Scroll Vertically V D
Scroll Diagonally B X
Move Crosshairs 1 Pixel Arrow keys -
Capture 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Square) Hold the Shift key -
Region (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Click and drag to select an area on the screen. Hold the Ctrl key 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 -


Snagit Editor Shortcuts

Option Windows Mac
Open Editor - Command+Shift+E
Enter Full Screen - Command+Control+F
Open Preferences - Command+comma
Hide Snagit Ctrl+Shift+X Command+H
Quit Snagit - Command+Q
New Image Ctrl+N Command+N
New from Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+N Shift+Command+N
Create Image from Template Ctrl+Alt+C Option+Shift+C
Open Ctrl+O Command+O
Close Snagit Alt+F4 Command+W
Close Capture



Close All - Option+Command+W
Save Ctrl+S Command+S
Save As Ctrl+Shift+S Shift+Command+S
Save All - Option+Command+S
Print Ctrl+P Command+P
Undo Ctrl+Z Command+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y Shift+Command+Z
Cut Ctrl+X Command+X
Copy Ctrl+C Command+C
Copy All Ctrl+Shift+C Option+Command+C
Paste Ctrl+V Command+V


Ctrl+click (Move, Stamp, Step tools)

Delete Ctrl+Delete Delete
Select All Ctrl+A Command+A
Deselect All Ctrl+D Command+D
Invert Selection Ctrl+Shift+I Shift+Command+I
Bring Forward Ctrl+Shift+F -
Bring Backward Ctrl+Shift+B -
Group Ctrl+Shift+G -
Ungroup Ctrl+Shift+U -
Jump to Next Frame - Right Arrow
Jump to Previous Frame - Left Arrow
Jump to Beginning - Command+Return
Jump to End - Shift+Command+Return
Next Image (Video from Images) Right Arrow Right Arrow
Previous Image (Video from Images) Left Arrow Left Arrow

Draw a Perfect Square or Circle


More or Draw an Object in a Line

Hold the Shift key while dragging. Hold the Shift key while dragging.
Draw Over Objects - Hold the Option key while dragging.
Canvas Snapping - Hold the Option key while moving or resizing objects.
Crop to Canvas - Command+K
Trim - Shift+Command+X
Flatten Ctrl+T Shift+Command+T
Flatten All Ctrl+Shift+T Control+Shift+T
Actual Size Ctrl+0 Command+0
Zoom to Fit - Command+Shift+0
Zoom In Ctrl+Plus Sign

Command+Plus Sign

Option+scroll down

Zoom Out Ctrl+Minus Sign

Command+Minus Sign

Option+scroll up

Resize an Image - Shift+Command+R
Rotate an Image - Command+R
Switch to Library - Command+1
Show/Hide Effects Panel - Command+2
Show/Hide Properties - Command+3
Show/Hide Recent Captures Tray - Option+Command+T
Next Capture in Tray - Command+[
Previous Capture in Tray - Command+]
Open Share History - Option+Shift+S


Tools Shortcuts

On Windows, shortcuts are assigned to the first ten positions in the Snagit Editor toolbar. Press Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9 to select the tool in that position.


Option Mac Shortcuts
Favorites Control+R
Arrow and Line Control+A
Text Control+T
Callout Control+D
Shape Control+U
Stamp Control+I
Fill Control+F
Move Control+V
Selection Control+L
Blur Control+B
Simplify Control+Y
Magic Wand Control+W
Crop Control+C
Cut Out Control+X
Pen Control+P
Highlighter Control+H
Step Control+S
Eraser Control+E
Magnify Control+M


This help topic is for Snagit version 2021. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Snagit or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.


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