Settings

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General

Startup

To make Screenbits launch on Windows startup:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click General from the side bar to open General settings.
  3. Turn Launch on startup switch on.

Task Bar

To make Screenbits minimize automatically when recording starts:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click General from the side bar to open General settings.
  3. Turn Minimize when recording starts switch on.

Note: While Screenbits is minimized, you can still interact with it through Notification Area icon.

To make Screenbits minimize to notification area:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click General from the side bar to open General settings.
  3. Turn Minimize to notification area switch on.

Recorder

Output Folder

Recorded videos are saved in Screenbits folder under the Videos folder by default.

To change the output folder:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Recorder from the side bar to open Recorder settings.
  3. Click Browse... button under Output section to open Browse for folder dialog.
  4. Select the folder you want to save videos into.


Note: Make sure your user account has write access to the selected folder and also the folder is in a storage device/drive with enough free space. Your security software might also prevent the application to access the output folder.

Output File

You can enter a template for the output file name that is created by Screenbits. File name may include one or more of the following placeholders:

Symbol Meaning Example
$Y Year 2017
$M Month 05
$D Day 10
$H Hour 03
$N Minute 55
$S Second 20

Default file name is $Y-$M-$D_$H$N$S. When a recording process starts, Screenbits will replace the placeholders in the file name with their actual values so using the default file name, output file name for a recording process that started at 14/05/2017 00:48:49 will be 2017-05-14_004849.mp4. If a file with the same name already exist, an underscore followed by a number will be added to the end of the name to make it unique. (e.g. 2017-05-14_004849_0001.mp4)

To use a different name for output files:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Recorder from the side bar to open Recorder settings.
  3. Enter the desired template under Enter a template for file name. Optionally you can use one or more placeholders in the file name.


Desktop and Pointer

You can add mouse pointer to the recorded video and also configure highlight options and click effects.

Mouse Pointer

To render pointer over the output video:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Desktop from the side bar to open Desktop settings.
  3. From Pointer section, turn Show pointer switch on.

Note: To show a highlight for the pointer, turn Highlight switch on.

Watermark

To add a watermark image to the output video:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Watermark from the side bar to open Watermark settings.
  3. Turn Watermark overlay switch on.
  4. Select Image from the selector under Choose type of the watermark.
  5. Click Browse... button to select the image file for the watermark.

To add a watermark text to the output video:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Watermark from the side bar to open Watermark settings.
  3. Turn Watermark overlay switch on.
  4. Select Text from the selector under Choose type of the watermark.
  5. Enter a text for the watermark.


Note: You can also customize transparency, margins, font, color, outline color, alignment and direction of the watermark.


To add a watermark text to the output video:

  1. Select Settings from Record menu to open Settings dialog.
  2. Click Watermark from the side bar to open Watermark settings.
  3. Turn Watermark overlay switch on.
  4. Select Text from the selector under Choose type of the watermark.
  5. Enter a text for the watermark.


Note: You can also customize transparency, margins, font, color, outline color, alignment and direction of the watermark.