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Hi folks

I recall seeing a reasonably recent thread here where I believe it was asked about some ability to prevent the media file name that is presented at the beginning of the track from appearing and covering the waveform. It makes it incredibly difficult to see the waveform if you are needing to make adjustments such as cutting out bits of it.

I've been searching for about the last hour to find that thread to no avail. Seems a TechSmith employee popped into it and suggested there is either a registry setting or an INI file that could be adjusted to achieve turning off the name that pops up.

I did find a thread where a registry setting was mentioned that prevented the waveform from being drawn, but that was about five years ago according to GetSat. The thread I recall occurred within the last several months. I think the version of Camtasia that was affected or discussed was version 8.

Any of the TechSmith peeps recall that thread? 

As an aside, it would be really cool if we had some ability to look for replies supplied by official TechSmith folks.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Could this be what you seek?

You can find a registry key to disable timeline thumbnails here:

Camtasia Studio 8

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\8.0\Camtasia Studio\8.0

 Camtasia Studio 9

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\9.0\Camtasia Studio\9.0

Look for the key called 'GenTimelineThumbnail' and change the value to 0 to disable the thumbnails. 

Reference: 2 years ago

or  3 months ago


Basically the same reg hack
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Thanks Dubie. Most appreciated. I did see one of those threads and likely those are the ones I'm remembering. For some reason I had it in my mind that it was the clip reference and not the thumbnails. I'll give it a go and see if it helps.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Here's what I could never quite understand about this. Just how hard is it to see and edit that tiny bit of audio?

Why can't you just zoom all the way into the timeline, and extend the track as high as it goes. The thumbnail and title combined are only covering a fraction of the waveform at that point.

The image below shows the playhead the 1 second point on the timeline. How much editing can you possibly have to do to such a short segment of audio?
How can you not see enough of the the waveform to pull it off?
How often do you need to precisely edit the first second of audio?

I really don't see the big problem here. Maybe you can enlighten me?