How to use Zight's keyboard shortcut to quickly record a video

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Speed up your workflow with Zight's convenient keyboard shortcut for instant video recording! Say goodbye to navigating through preferences and settings—now, capturing your screen is as easy as pressing a few keys. In this guide, we'll show you how to harness the power of Zight's keyboard shortcut, empowering you to create engaging videos in the blink of an eye. Let's dive in and unlock the efficiency of instant screen recording!

To do this, you simply use the shortcut CMD+Shift+6 (for Mac) or Alt+Shift+6 (for Windows). When you use this shortcut, your most recent preference selection will be employed, including the following traits:

  • Recording type (i.e., whether the recording is a video or GIF capture) 
  • The option to change the size of the recording frame (i.e., whether full-screen or the ability to crop a portion of the screen)
  • Audio and webcam inputs 

This feature is great for re-recordings and re-dos, time-sensitive captures, and quick feedback responses. 

  • If you’re looking to attempt a recording several times, it’s nice to have your settings “saved” for immediate reuse!
  • If you need to record immediately, this instant capture shortcut will allow you to circumvent all intermediate steps and start your capture without a single click.  For example, if the format is less important or relevant, you can skip format selection by simply using this instant record shortcut. 

This shortcut is automatically included in all Zight updates. If you have tried this shortcut, but it hasn’t worked for you, try checking under your Preferences to ensure that the shortcut has not been accidentally changed or edited.

Here is a quick video showing how fast that can be! 


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