10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2007 8:08 AM by rbLearning

    key combination

      Hi there,

      Can anyone remember the key combination for manually moving the capture window using the arrows?


      Krista :)
        • 1. Re: key combination
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi kmpacion and welcome to our community

          Are you referring to placement before recording begins? I suppose either way it's really the same thing. You simply press the arrow keys. At least, that's what does it here on my laptop.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: key combination
            rbLearning Level 1
            Once recording has begun, you cannot move the red "recording" perimeter itself. I suspect you're instead thinking of moving the recordED window behind/within the recording perimeter -- to perhaps simulate a scrolling or panning effect.

            If so, the Windows key combination to move an application's window is:

            ALT+Space, M, and then the cursor keys. Press Enter to "drop" the window when you've finished moving it.
            • 3. Re: key combination
              RoboWizard Level 4
              Hi rbLearning

              How odd. Mine moves fine during the recording process. I tested before replying.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: key combination
                rbLearning Level 1
                Odd, indeed. Perhaps the difference lies in the end result...

                While you CAN click on and then move the red border that defines the capture area using cursor keys, my experience is that the red box itself moves, but the (intangible/invisible) capture area it represents does NOT move.

                Try it --
                1) Start a recording session.
                2) Take a manual screenshot.
                3) Click once on the red border to give it focus.
                4) Use the cursor keys to move the border 10 or 20 pixels.
                5) Take a screenshot.
                6) Repeat the process several times.
                7) End the session.

                You'll end up with captures of the exact same area of the screen, but will see the red border itself move across the captured images.

                • 5. Re: key combination
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi again rbLearning

                  Ahhh, so it does! I suppose I rather mistakenly assumed that it also adjusted the recording area. Then again, I've never had a need to move what I'm recording in the middle of the process.

                  Cheers... Rick
                  • 6. Re: key combination
                    rbLearning Level 1
                    True, Rick - it's rare that one would ever want to do that. I can't recall needing the "fake scroll" but in one unique situation the past couple of years.
                    • 7. Re: key combination
                      kmpacion Level 1
                      It was the Alt Space M key combination I was looking for.

                      • 8. Re: key combination
                        kmpacion Level 1
                        Well, I thought that the Alt Space M combo was the combination that worked in my previous version of captivate, but it doesn't work on this one. On my previous version, it moved the recording area AND captured the new area. Either there's another key combination that does this or Captivate 2 only allows capturing the initial area.

                        Any other words of wisdom to impart?
                        • 9. Re: key combination
                          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                          Hi kmpacion

                          Hmmm, I have both Captivate 1 and Captivate 2 installed. I just tested using version 1 and the behavior you describe isn't what I'm seeing. While it's true that Alt+Space+M does indeed move the window I'm recording, the red recording rectangle remains in the same place. What is different in version 1 is that if I click and drag the recording rectangle, the actual area recorded does indeed change to reflect the new area.

                          Cheers... Rick
                          • 10. Re: key combination
                            rbLearning Level 1
                            Rick - good to know. Didn't dream of trying the same trick in Captivate 1 - just knew that it didn't produce the expected results in Captivate 2.