Camtasia 2018

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I am still so disappointed that none of the good "older" features that Camtasia had have not been brought back, despite our asking for them to be brought back.  I guess our suggestions and concerns are not important to Camtasia.  About the fact that TechSmith seems to think that change for change sake is good.  No it is not. I still cannot silence an section like I could with older Camtasia versions. Just click on an icon.  Now I have to use keyboard shortcuts, that is so dumb.  There is still no forward and backward arrow to "scoot" the time line along that was about 2 versions ago.  I used it constantly.  The background in Camtasia 2018 is still black, perhaps I do not know how to change the color to anything other than black.  I, personally, do not like black backgrounds.
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have you tried this method ...

How To Silence Timeline Selection
https://www.screencast.com/t/xyI9Cc0p
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At the moment I cannot view Screencast because TehSmith has it under maintenance.  It was supposed to be done about 2 hours ago, but I guess they are running late.  Thanks for that but if it shows anything more than one click then it is going backwards. We used to be able to click on a silence icon and that was all we had to do. Then the programmers thought it would be excellent to take that away and make us use keyboard shortcuts instead.  Silly move on their behalf. It means I have to take my eyes off the screen , find the necessary keys, touch them and  then look back at the screen. Never had to do that in the "good old days" just keep your eyes on the screen and click on the silence button.  It has been about 2 versions or perhaps more that we lost that ability. They could bring it back but I guess the complaints are not loud enough. 
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well the example just showed the make selection, drag down line technique; so its a single mouse drag instead of a mouse click

interesting re screencast; mine still works; their notice says maintenance will be starting at 10 PM eastern time US
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I was able to watch it with a different browser. I was originally using Chrome (which has been hateful lately) so I tried it in Edge and no problem.  I did what you showed but I did not get a little audio/speaker icon at the top right of the screen like you showed.  When I select an audio portion to be silenced nothing shows at the top right. So I am not able to drag anything down. I am using the latest version of Camtasia. 2018.0.0 (build 3358)
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I did finally find the audio icon you had but that means I have to leave my properties active which I never do as it diminishes the viewing screen.  Your way while effective is still longer than the way it used to be.  We still have to select the audio we want to silence and you go up to click on audio and them come down to to drag the section down to silence it.   I never had to use that many clicks with the older version. Still had to select it (so no difference there) but once it was selected I just clicked on the silence button. No need to have the properties open and no dragging needed.  Thank you for the suggestion but your way is still longer than a single click.
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have you tried working with a detached canvas? you can make it big [even full screen] and the properties panel being open does not affect it; just alt-tab between the 2 windows
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No I have not. If I make it full screen then I won't be able to see the audio line. I need the audio line because of the hundreds of edits I make.  Does making it detached leave the time line and audio line at the bottom?  
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detaching the canvas leaves the rest of the editor, including timeline, as-is; when detached, you now have 2 Camtasia editor windows [canvas, and the rest]; I often full screen the detached canvas, then use alt-tab to switch the view between them; behaves like you have 2 monitors; with a little practice, it can help a lot
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> Then the programmers thought it would be excellent to take that away and make us use keyboard shortcuts instead.  Silly move on their behalf. It means I have to take my eyes off the screen , find the necessary keys, touch them and  then look back at the screen.

You know that if you want to do it with the mouse you can right click on the selection and select "Silence" from the context menu?

The main thing that I don't like about the current "Silence" command is that it does a vertical drop of the volume level, which I find to sound unnatural. I end up having to adjust the horizontal position of the audio points inward so that the audio slides out and back in.

And any regular reader of my posts will know how much I haaaaate the finickiness of audio points.
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> Then the programmers thought it would be excellent to take that away and make us use keyboard shortcuts instead.  Silly move on their behalf. It means I have to take my eyes off the screen , find the necessary keys, touch them and  then look back at the screen.

You know that if you want to do it with the mouse you can right click on the selection and select "Silence" from the context menu?

The main thing that I don't like about the current "Silence" command is that it does a vertical drop of the volume level, which I find to sound unnatural. I end up having to adjust the horizontal position of the audio points inward so that the audio slides out and back in.

And any regular reader of my posts will know how much I haaaaate the finickiness of audio points.
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And why that seems to have posted twice, I have no idea.
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Thanks, I just tried detached Canvas but it does not help. As I need the audio and timeline at the bottom, there is only so much I can do with the detached canvas and it cannot get any bigger without obscuring the time line.
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How To Work With Detached Canvas
https://www.screencast.com/t/2z1ZrnlN