Add audio points in Camtasia 9 - if I miss by a hair, the playhead returns way back to beginning of clip

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I cannot figure out why I keep getting sent back to the beginning of a clip. If I attempt to add an audio point by double clicking, I have to be dead on the audio bar in order for a point to register. If I'm off, the timeline scrolls all the way back to the beginning of the clip I'm on forcing me to return and search for the area I was just working on. Is this a feature or a bug?

Would love to be able to hold Shift then left click to add point, or some other hotkey combo.
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kayakman, Champion

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sounds like your mouse hit is doubling clicking on the clip itself, and not audio level bar; that will reposition playhead to beginning of that clip

try right clicking the audio level bar and selecting the add audio point option
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It's a little tricky to lock onto the the audio level bar in order to add an audio point.

I think a keyboard shortcut to add them is a god idea. that being siad.

You need the cursor to change into a double arrow "First"


Then when you double click it will add an audio point every time.

Regards,Joe
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Wow, you guys must be laser accurate with your mouse! I think the right-click option is the best option for now. Double clicking can move the mouse a little bit causing this issue (or any small lag in the computer where you think you're locked on, then the computer shows you a second later that the mouse is actually 2mm from where you thought it was).

Either way seems a tad inefficient when you have lots of edits. Thanks for the info - guess it's a feature, not a bug. I appreciate your time!
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I'll offer a general comment on my personal experiences using the mouse to make fine selections ...

I use an optical mouse; it slides very easily on my desk's hard surface [no mouse pad]

I constantly run into issues trying to nail a tiny mouse click target; many times it's just too twitchy

I have concluded that my issues are due to hand/mouse dynamics

due to the shape of my mouse, executing a left button click requires a down movement of my right index finger; but the tip of my finger will also travel back slightly before it hits the mouse button [button slopes down]; this is also accompanied by a noticeable twitch as the finger hits the button; add in the easy-slide-on desk-surface thing, and the result is the mouse sees a click AND slight movement at same time

drives me nuts

I've actually "lost" folders in Windows Explorer windows when this click/move causes the mouse to move from the target folder to the one just below it; on my 1920x1080 monitor, the folder icons are very small; on occasion, instead of a double click opening the intended folder, the target folder gets dragged over top the folder below it and is MOVED into that folder; again, this action is tiny and hard to notice visually, especially if my double clicking is aggressive; if I don't catch these events as the occur, the accidentally moved folder will seem to have gone AWOL

personally, I wish my mouse had an "electronic touch" command event to do the left button click instead of the dynamic finger move thing where moving the button down takes some force and imparts the back movement

better yet? a way to lock the mouse in place while I do the clicking :)
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I've done this a lot! I actually now use two different inputs other than mice: A keyboard with a trackpoint (nub in the middle of the keyboard) and a trackball to the right. Even when using the trackball, it's hard to be pinpoint accurate, but at least I don't have the problem you're describing. I used to accidentally move folders too and it was a royal pain. The trackpoint and trackball stay motionless when you press a button, but mice seem to be the most accurate in movement. You could tell windows to accept single click as a Folder Open command which could help with that particular issue, but that's a workaround, not a fix.