Bring Back the Arrow Keys

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First of all, let me say I love, love, love the new Camtasia 9 interface, and the new enhancements, particularly when editing text boxes.  However, I was deeply disturbed when I discovered that the arrow keys don't move the playhead anymore when you have a clipped selected.  Of all the video editors I've used, I like Camtasia the most, and keep going back to it.  I know I can use the comma and period keys, but I found myself wondering who instinctively uses those keys to precisely position the playhead where it needs to be?  I've gotten so used to using the arrows not just in Camtasia, but in other video editors as well.  TechSmith has a hit with the new Camtasia, but changing the function of the arrow keys on a clip is like changing the function of the turn signal in a car, and moving it to the left and right tuner buttons on the radio.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring that back.
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Rick Stone

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Or even better. Allow a configuration option that gives the Camtasia user the ability to choose which keys do what. ;)
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Rick Stone

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And lest anyone pop in with, well you know you can change keys via Edit > Preferences > Hotkeys...

Indeed that's true. But we have a very limited set of options there. ;)
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Bob Lewis

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Yes the Arrow Keys should move to the focus of what you have selected.
If you selected the timeline it should move the head.
If you selected an object on the canvas, it should move the object.
Or at least, like Rick said, have the option to change the preferences/keys
to what you prefer.
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If possible to set as preference, I'm for it, if not, it is easier to get scrollwheels etc to work as it is now. Moving from 8 to 9 speeded up work significantly for me, because my Noob (see kickstarter campain-now ended)started to work only for the time line.
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