How to hide the recording controls

For a clean and polished recording! 🧹

Hiding your recording controls will help you achieve a cleaner look for your videos. Plus, you can use Loom's keyboard shortcuts to control your recording. This article will show you how to do this for both the Loom Chrome extension and the desktop app.

Chrome extension 

  1. You can disable the entire control menu under your Recording Settings. Click the three dots on the top right-hand corner and then Settings to explore your options.

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  2. Disabling the Control Menu option in your recording settings will disable the recording controls for the entirety of your recording.

👉 If you disable your control menu in the Chrome Extension, you'll need to use the keyboard shortcuts to control your recording.

Desktop app 

You can choose to do one of the following on the Loom desktop app: 

  • Hide only in the final video: Recording controls will be present while recording but hidden from the final video! ⚠️ This option is only available to users on a Windows device. 
  • Hide while recording: Recording controls will be hidden while recording and in the final video!
  • Show: Recording controls will be visible while recording and in the final video!

Here's how to edit your recording control settings: 

  1. Open the Loom desktop app.

  2. Click the three dots in the top right to open your menu and select Settings. Under the Enhance tab, you will be able to toggle to your desired recording control settings.
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⚠️ Please note that hiding controls from the final recording is only available on MacOS 12.3 and Win10+. 

Desktop top keyboard shortcuts 

Mac Windows
  • Start & stop recording  = Command + Shift + L
  • Pause & resume recording  =  Option + Shift + P
  • Cancel recording = Option + Shift + C
  • Confetti 🎉 = Command + Control + C 
  • Quick restart ↩️ =Command + Shift + R 


Chrome extension keyboard shortcuts 

Mac Windows
  • Activate the extension  = Option + Shift + L
  • Pause & Resume Recording   =  Option + Shift + P
  • Cancel Recording  =   Option + Shift + C
  • Quick restart = Option + Shift + R

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Happy recording! 🎥😄

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