How to pause/unpause WHILE OBS is recording in the background


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Hi, I used to be able to do this before I reinstalled Windows 10 but I forgot how. Basically I'm making artwork in an art program and my OBS records the screen while in the background. But I want to be able to pause it while I have my painting software in the foreground, using the Hotkeys I have assigned for it. (I can see in my system tray that OBS is paused/recording so it's really useful if this method would work)

OBS only seems to pause when I have it selected/is in the foreground.

I already have "Make projects always on top" enabled, but that doesn't do anything. Please help


Go to "Settings" -> "Advanced" -> "Hotkeys" and select for "Hotkey Focus Behavior" the option "Never disable hotkeys"