Arrow Key Function Removed - Camtasia 9

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I just upgraded to C9; I used to use the arrow keys (especially SHIFT+Arrow Key) in camtasia 8 to make "fine edits" - small timeline adjustments too minute for the mouse to make. It appears the arrow keys no longer function in C9? 

Is that a feature that needs to be enabled somewhere or has it been (intentionally?) removed?

Please bring that helpful feature back!
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jeremymail

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Naomi Skarzinski

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Yes that is one feature I wish they had not changed.  It is now your comma and period keys, rather than the arrow keys.  It's a matter of retraining the brain.  My thought or theory as to why they did this (only assuming not confirmed), is it keeps your hands on the keyboard without having to reach to the right for the arrow keys.
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Thanks for this information,

only for that I am not upgrading! This is my most used feature and I am certainly not reprogramming my brain around this, comma and period makes totally no sense for this! 

Thanks again for the update
Regards
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Nathalie

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Thank you Dubie for the info, great to know.

:)
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This is one of many TechSmith decisions made wrt Camtasia 9 that I can't fathom.  It's just as easy for my fingers to use the intuitive left and right cursor arrows instead of the comma and period.  It's not like anyone is manipulating the position of an annotation or the timeline marker while typing alphanumeric text.  This is an obscure choice.  Give the user's a choice or support either sets of keys (cursor-right OR period; cursor-left OR comma). 

While I'm at it, what about the HOME and END keys.  Why don't they work anymore to zip the timeline marker to the beginning or end of the tracks?  I can't conceive of a reasonable explanation for removing of changing such basic and well established functionality.

I've been using Camtasia for quite a few years, and v9 presents one frustration after another.  In my opinion, the new bells and whistles don't outweigh the introduced problems, and that's not even getting into several major bugs I've discovered.
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joe.stefanelli

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Follow-up:  

OK, so I see that you now have to add the Ctrl key to Home and End for them to work.  I can accept that, but why?  I can only assume that Home and End without the modifier caused problems with other apps that overrode the hot key functionality.  If so, the change is justifiable.  Otherwise, it was unnecessary and only serves as change for the sake of change.
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I am OK with the comma (<) and period (>) what I hate is that if I am increasing my selection to the right (using >) and I go one frame to far, I cannot go back. Pressing < INCREASES the selection to the left. Why would anyone want to do that blindly? It is a useless function.  < and > during selection should move the selector where the head currently sits.
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I agree; the current behavior of the green/red selectors when a selection is made is not intuitive and clunky to work with