Change the Global Capture Hotkey

Start a capture anytime anywhere using the Global Capture Shortcut. Learn how to set this to the hotkey or key combination you prefer.

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The global capture shortcut (Print Screen for Windows or Control+Shift+C for Mac) starts a capture based on the settings selected in the Capture window. To learn more or change these settings, see Capture Your Screen.

To change the shortcut:

  1. Open the Capture window.
  2. Click the Shortcut field.
    Shortcut field
  3. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard.
    The new keyboard shortcut appears in the field.

Tip: Create a keyboard shortcut for each type of capture you commonly take.

Save your commonly used capture settings as presets and create a keyboard shortcut for each of them. See Save Capture Settings as Presets.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2024. Previous versions may look or function differently.