Hot keys - and why they're important

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By pressing hot keys, you can capture objects that otherwise disappear, 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.

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

Example of using a hot key

1.Press F10, just like you'd press a camera's shutter button.
2.Select an area by dragging the mouse.
3.Select an output, such as Save, Print or Copy.


Default CaptureWiz hot keys






General purpose hot key. Starts speed capture tool.

Ctrl + F10


Same as F10, but includes the mouse pointer.



Captures the entire screen.



Captures the last active program window.


Example of customizing a hot key

1.On the capture bar, right-click Area.
2.On the Macro Functions window, click the Keyboard Hot Keys tab.
3.Choose the desired hot key tab.
4.Choose a trigger by clicking Change Key Combination.
5.Choose an input and output tool. See also: 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 F10 will capture CaptureWiz. But, if you're in the middle of capturing, hold down SPACEBAR while pressing the hot key to capture CaptureWiz.