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.
    Search Snagit
  • 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.
    list of applications

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.

Windows 8 Start screen

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.
    Pin to Start screen
  • To add Snagit to the taskbar, right-click on Snagit from the list of applications and select Pin to taskbar.
    Pin to taskbar

Windows 8 App Store

To purchase Snagit, go to our store.


Download MP4 | 17.63MB

Share This Page
Title Category Level Format
000 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video
001 - Rotated Video Tips and Tricks Mobile I Written
002 - Where Did it Go? Finding Options in 11.4 Reference I PDF
003 - Google Drive: Access and Collaborate Around Your Content Share I Video
004 - Create Process Documentation PDF II Example
005 - Bring Your Mobile Content into Snagit Mobile I Video
006 - Capture Quickly Using OneClick Capture I Video/Written
007 - Snagit Highlights Highlights I Video
008 - Introduction to Snagit 11 Getting Started I Video
009 - What's New in Snagit 11 Reference I Video
010 - Moving from Jing to Snagit Getting Started I Written
011 - 01: Starting Snagit Snagit Basics 0 Video
012 - 02: Capture Images and Share via Email Snagit Basics 0 Video
013 - 03: Adding a Callout Snagit Basics 0 Video
014 - 04: Recording a Video Snagit Basics 0 Video
015 - 05: Sharing a Video via email Snagit Basics 0 Video
016 - Using All-in-One Capture Getting Started I Video/Written
017 - Recording Video Getting Started I Video/Written
018 - Recording System Audio Capture I Video
019 - Streamlining with Capture Profiles Capture II Video/Written
020 - Getting to Know the Editor Getting Started I Video
021 - Sharing with Snagit Share II Video
022 - Share to Share I Written
023 - Annotate with Drawing Tools Edit II Video
024 - Basic Editing in Snagit Edit I Video
025 - Enhance Your Image with Effects Edit II Video
026 - Customizing Tools using Quick Styles Styles II Video/Written
027 - The Library and Organizing Captures Library II Written
028 - Vector Objects and Selection Canvas I Written
029 - The Snagit Project File Format Reference I Written
030 - File Formats Overview Reference II Written
031 - Scrolling Capture Troubleshooting Capture II Written
032 - Capturing Using Custom Scroll Capture II Video
033 - Capturing a Scrolling Region Capture II Video
034 - Capturing Text Capture I Video
035 - Using Snagit 11 on Windows 8 Reference I Video/Written
036 - Editing Video Captures in Camtasia Studio 7 Edit II PDF
037 - Editing Video Captures in Camtasia Studio 8 Edit II PDF
038 - Downloading Profiles and Outputs Share II Video
039 - Understanding the Capture Modes Capture I Video
040 - The Many Ways People Use Snagit Example I Written
041 - Use Snagit for Research Example II Written
042 - Use Snagit for Feedback or Grading Example II Written
043 - Create Handout Graphics from a Video Capture Example II Written
044 - Maintain Privacy in Your Captures Edit II Written
045 - Batch Convert Images Edit II Written
046 - Capturing Using Hotkeys Capture II Video/Written
047 - Snagit Hotkeys Guide Reference I PDF
048 - Snagit Documentation Reference I Written

The Latest Tips and How To's from the TechSmith Blog

Discover cool new things you can do with Snagit. Our tips will make you a Snagit pro!