Arrow keys not working on the timeline in Camtasia 9

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In Camtasia 8 I've used a lot the arrow keys on the timeline to select what to cut (Shift+arrow), or to move the playhead on the timeline.
Now in Camtasia 9, I can't use the arrow keys to move or cut on the timeline.
I'm getting mad by only using the mouse...
Any Help?
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Cláudio Marques

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Rick Stone

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I believe the new keys are < and > (Which are also , and ..)


Cheers... Rick :)
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Cláudio Marques

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Thanks for your answer, Rick.
When I use the < and > arrows on the timeline, nothing happens. 
What am I missing?
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Just to ensure, I mean the keys indicated with the green check mark.



Those work for me for scrubbing the playhead using the keyboard.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Cláudio Marques

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I only have 1 key for both options, and I can't find a way (shift, alt, ctrl) to make them work!



Maybe those options are not available on Portuguese Windows?
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Cláudio Marques

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Is there any other way for me to use the arrow keys again?
The Portuguese keyboard don't have those 2 keys that Rick kindly showed.
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You clearly  have a problem that is unique to Portuguese keyboards and any other culture that uses that type of keyboard.

The short answer would be to get your hands on a keyboard with those keys available to you.

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Knock off the DT bashing!  HRC would be 10x worse. 
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erik.groenhaug

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And this also mskes it easier to use jog/shuttle
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Hi Erik

Can you expound on how it makes it easier?

Thanks... Rick :)
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erik.groenhaug

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In version 8 the cursor often lost focus, and you moved any object using the arrow keys or scrollwheel instead. Now, using my noob on version 9, lost cursor focus just means that the cursor doesn't move.
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Try the comma ( , ) and period ( . ) keys to move.
Use shift , or . to select.
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How grazy is this?! European keyboards mostly have arrow keys to move the cursor up, down, right, left. Usually intuitive when moving elements. But I would not come up to use my comma ( , ) and period ( . ) keys to move. 
Hey, that's fascinating.
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I am using trial 2018 version. This seems completely nonsens to me. Ctrl + Arrows (selecting with Shift) work perfect in v. 8. The manual says, that it is the same in 2018, it is NOT. I have used the arrow keys for many years - and also in other software is this normal.

Who got the idea to change this? I would never get used to this. My fingers say NO. The only answer I have: The last 10-20 years software vendors have focused on the use of the mouse - and the keyboard: "we do not care about users, that use the keyboard."

I would really like to see a reply from Techsmith on this one.
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The easy answer is that the new way is better. Cursor keys moves objects, the other key-pair moves the playing-head. You’ll never move an object when trying to move the playing-head.
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