Using Snagit 11 on Windows 8
Snagit on Windows version 11.1 runs on the new Windows 8 operating system. Snagit will operate on touch-screens, but has not been optimized for Windows 8 touch-screen gestures. To open Snagit on Windows 8 from the Start screen, complete one of the following:
- Hover your mouse over the lower left corner of the screen. Click to select Search. Type Snagit into the search field. Double-click to open Snagit from the search results.
- Right-click on the Windows 8 Start screen. Click All Apps at the bottom of the screen. Scroll through the apps installed by groups. Snagit is listed under the TechSmith group. Double-click to open Snagit.
Capturing on Windows 8
The new Windows 8 interface is optimized to accommodate touch screen gestures on tablets and other devices. Users can still operate using their mouse and keyboards. Applications and utilities within the Start screen lose focus when you click away or move the cursor on the screen. To improve users’ experience, we recommend setting up and using hotkeys.
To learn how use Snagit's hotkeys to capture Windows 8 applications, watch the video tutorial above or see Capture using Hotkeys.
Add Snagit to the Start screen or Taskbar
For quick access to Snagit, you can customize which applications appear on the Windows 8 Start screen or within the Taskbar.
- To add Snagit to the Start screen, right-click on the Snagit from the list of applications and select Pin to Start.
- To add Snagit to the taskbar, right-click on Snagit from the list of applications and select Pin to taskbar.
Windows 8 App StoreTo purchase Snagit, go to our store.