Hot keys - and why they're important

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By pressing hot keys, you can capture content  that otherwise disappears, like open menus, drop-down lists and screen savers. Use it to capture the mouse pointer, tool tips, splash screens, title bars in their active (has focus) color, and CaptureWiz itself.

Also, hot keys also enable you to capture when the capture bar and Windows taskbar aren't visible.


Default hot keys






Area capture



Area capture with mouse pointer



Area capture

Ctrl + F10


Area capture with mouse pointer



To see current hot key settings

On the capture bar, click Menu () / Settings / Hot Keys.


To add a hot key

1  On the capture bar, click Menu () / Settings / Hot Keys / Add A Hot Key.

2  Choose a trigger by clicking Change Key Combination.

3  Choose an input and output tool. See: Macros



Capturing special programs like Setup, Uninstallers and system programs

On the capture bar, click Capture / Full Power. Hot keys won't work without full rights.


Capturing CaptureWiz

Usually, pressing PRINT SCREEN will capture CaptureWiz. But, if you're in the middle of capturing, hold down SPACEBAR while pressing PRINT SCREEN to capture CaptureWiz.