I have Captivate3, Vista and it seems to exhibit a problem
described in Tech Note 1ba0d5a0 for Captivate 2 and 1.
"When you try to record an application, Adobe Captivate
behaves unexpectedly. Any of the following symptoms might appear:
The application becomes minimized unexpectedly.
Recorded slides appear black in Adobe Captivate and in the
Maximize and Minimize buttons are missing in Adobe Captivate.
The solution is to rebuild a DAT file as described.
To correct this problem, re-create your Adobe Captivate
Exit Adobe Captivate.
Navigate to the following directory in Windows Explorer:
For Macromedia Captivate: C:\Documents and Settings\[USER
For Adobe Captivate 2: C:\Documents and Settings\[USER
Rename the file DAT file.
Restart Adobe Captivate; Adobe Captivate will re-create your
I have done some more testing on this and the problem is when
you use dual monitors.
I created some recordings with the "snap to frame" on the
other monitor. I then left captivate and logged out. Next day I
went to another site and just had my single laptop monitor.
When I tried to do a new recording, the snap to frame was not
visible, and when using snap to, the apllication being recorded
disappeared off the screen. It seems that Captivate leaves the snap
to frame on the other monitor...even if you dont have another
So it would seem if you use dual monitors, make sure you have
the snap to frame on your main monitor when you exit