Action! HUD in Active desktop mode


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Introduction

The Action! user interface consists of 2 parts: Action! application window and HUD. HUD is displayed when Action! is connected to your Windows desktop or game and displays important information. Follow this tutorial and explore basic information about Action! HUD in Active desktop recording mode.

Active desktop recording mode

This tutorial provides information about HUD in Active desktop mode. Switch Action! recording mode to "Active desktop".

Mirillis Action! - Active desktop recording mode

Please note that Action! HUD appears in top right (default position) corner of your screen. This means that Action! is now connected to your Windows desktop and is ready to start desktop recording.

Mirillis Action! - HUD in active desktop mode

Information displayed on Action! HUD

Action! HUD displays the following information:

  • Current framerate
  • Average framerate
  • 3D engine detected (AERO for Active desktop mode)
  • status icon
  • progress bar (available for time limited recordings)

Hotkeys

To control Action! HUD you can use the following hotkeys:

  • F5 - to reset average framerate
  • F6 - to hide/show HUD
  • F7 - to change HUD position

To change HUD startup position, please open Action! HUD settings.

Mirillis Action! - HUD startup position settings

HUD status during desktop recording

Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey to start Windows desktop recording. HUD status changes showing that Windows desktop recording is in progress. Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey again to stop desktop recording.

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When desktop recording is in progress press SHIFT+F9 hotkey to pause recording, please note that HUD status changes showing PAUSE icon. Press "SHIFT+F9" hotkey again to resume desktop recording.

Mirillis Action! - HUD showing desktop recording in progress

For time limited desktop recordings HUD displays a progress bar. Enable "Duration" in Video Recording tab settings to limit desktop recording to specific duration.

Mirillis Action! - desktop recording duration settings

When desktop recording duration is enabled HUD displays a progress bar showing the progress of time limited desktop recording.

Mirillis Action! - HUD showing desktop recording with progress bar

HUD on video recordings

Please note that with default settings Action! HUD will be not included with all Windows desktop or game recordings. To include HUD in video recording please see Action! HUD Settings.