How can I turn off the animations for the orange scrolling capture arrows?

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  • Paul Barrett
    This request should not need to be voted up.  It's an accessibility issue.  It goes in the JFDI list.
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  • sjbrodwall
    And I know Snagit isn't a web app, but the WCAG is still a very helpful tool: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#pause-stop-hide
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  • Paul Barrett
    Absolutely.  I spend a lot of my time trying to convince our designers that WCAG is easy to achieve of built in from the start and harder to retrofit
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  • sjbrodwall
    Not to mention building accessible apps makes UX better for everyone, not just people with disabilities. :)
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  • Paul Barrett
    Designer, "Oh but light grey text on a slightly lighter grey background looks so COOOOOOOL"

    Me, "Yes but it sucks"

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  • Paul Barrett
    Actually Joe, animation in a person's peripheral vision is immensely distracting to many people - because that area of your vision is more sensitive to movement - a vestige of our hunter gatherer ancestors.

    I don't think the arrows need to be there at all.  Our typical user probably knows how to drag to describe a region.

    It's vanity-ware 
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  • stephensterry853

    Interesting, I don't notice them much if ever.

     However, my primary monitor is a 32 inches. So the arrows are not in my field of view so much.

     But now, thanks to this thread.

    And some testing I just ran. I’m noticing them a lot. Gee, thanks a lot. Now I’m cursed and have a problem with them. LOL.

     2 thumbs up. The Arrows don’t need to blink away forever. You got my vote.

     Regards,Joe

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  • Raz1
    I don't care whether the arrows bounce or not, but they need to be there for when I need to to a scrolling capture (sometimes I do, other times I don't).
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  • Paul Barrett
    Oh I get that you need to be able to scroll off screen.  But since you have already selected a scrolling capture, you know that you can go off screen don't you?  So the arrows add nothing.  The region should expand beyond the screen limits regardless of whether it has arrows?  Aren't they just lip gloss?
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  • sjbrodwall
    It makes sense to have them, because not everyone is familiar with the functionality.  But they don't need to be animated.  Isn't that how it used to be in the previous  version?
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  • Calvin Craig
    I thoroughly dislike this feature. I don't want the arrows at all. I find them distracting. But that they're bouncing is for me really annoying.
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  • Tim Hill
    You can turn off all animations by enabling Simplified Crosshairs under File > Capture Preferences.
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    The motivation for animating them was to encourage usage for those unfamiliar with them.  I agree though, they may not need to animate all the time to serve that purpose.
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  • Danny DeLoach
    This is an old thread. However, I just downloaded the trial version of SnagIt, and I find the bouncing arrows extremely distracting and annoying. Using Simplified crosshairs is not a good option, because I like to have the lines which extend across the screen and serve as guides to know what I'm capturing. I like SnagIt in so many ways. However, a previous person posted, this makes me kind of cringe every time I'm about to make a capture with the software.

    Please completely remove the bouncing action of the arrows or at least offer users the option of turning off the bouncing action without also turning off the extended crosshair lines.
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  • Paul Barrett
    Excellent.  I have now enabled that option.

    But may I make a suggestion.  If the purpose of that option is to "Turn off animation on crosshairs" then that would make a far better title than "Simplified crosshairs" 

    "Hide SnagIt when capturing" is equally obscure.  "Disable capture of SnagIt Editor"

    In other words, make the options describe what they mean for users, not what they technically do from the developers' perspective.  Then, a lot of these threads would not even get started, let alone run for three months, like this one has.
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  • stephensterry853
    I would prefer the Simplified Crosshairs included the target lines that crisscross the entire screen.
    The small target and magnifier get a little lost on my 32" monitor.
    Couple that with the second monitor, and it's much easier to set my sights on the cursor.

    I use keyboard shortcuts to start a capture.I suppose I could stare at my cursor at the start of every capture.I'd rather focus on what I'm about to capture.Especially if I'm capturing a video playing and looking for something in particular in the video.

    To be honest, that little bouncing dot on this huge monitor, doesn't register.
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  • Danny DeLoach

    I really appreciate the developers' responsiveness to user input. I previously posted on this thread, agreeing with the request to give users the option to disable the blinking scrolling capture arrows, because of how distracting the blinking arrows are for some people. As Paul Barrett described in a subsequent post, enabling 'Simplified crosshairs' now makes the scrolling capture arrows static. This is great. The arrows are no longer distracting.

    However, I agree with the most recent post in this thread. It is frustrating that enabling 'Simplified crosshairs' also removes the orange, dotted guidelines, which stretch across the screen to show the boundaries of the anticipated capture. I use these guidelines often.

    Please allow users to have static scrolling capture arrows and also have the orange, dotted guidelines.

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