Camtasia 2020 Move media to the right. Not working.

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The following move media worked in Camtasia 2019. However, it no longer works in Camtasia 2020. I replaced my keyboard thinking the keyboard was not working. I checked the keyboard drivers in Win10 but they are up to date. Is this a bug in Camtasia 2020?

Move Media on One Track:

Hold the Shift key and drag the media to a new location. Everything to the right of the clip moves with the selection.

Move Media on Multiple Tracks:

  1. Shift+click to select the first clip on each track.
  2. Hold the Shift key and drag the media to a new location. Everything to the right of the clip moves with the selection.

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kayakman, Champion

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to move media on all tracks ...

put playhead at left end of section you want to move

click on playhead and hold down, while dragging everything to the right

alternatively ...

with playhead at start a move point, make a timeline selection that defines the move desired

right click the selection, and choose insert time
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I tried what you suggested. It still does not work. I went to Support and left a ticket. I wanted to add an intro but cannot move the data to the right. I had a copy of my work still in Camtasia 2019 and I am using this version to finish my work and render the video. Moving data to the right works great in Camtasia 2019. I should be able to complete my video.
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Rick, many thanks. Yes, I did Disabled Magnetic Tracks & this solved the problem. Hurray, now I can add my intro music and media.
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AH, that makes sense.
Its a new feature.
I don't care for it myself. Nice catch Rick.
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curious ... why don't you care for it?
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It doesn't suit my editing workflow.
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Kayakman, magnetic tracks excel for those who use a single-track workflow. Per the dev team, it wasn't intended to be used with multiple-track workflows.   
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My initial response was inadequate ,
Carpenter bees are trying to eat my house. I'm at war with them and answered in haste.

I'll expand a bit........

Camtasia 2020 added ripple insert.
Ripple delete has existed for quite time.

So, Magnetic tracks have little else to offer over those 2 features.
From my perspective.

Unless you need the media to slam together.
After dragging media from the magnetic track and moving it to another track.
If your playing musical chairs with clips or images, then yes it serves a purpose. For that, it works great.

Aside from that?

You could grab the edge of a clip/media and preform a ripple edit.
But theres no audio scrubbing.
You really have no way of knowing "With Precision" what you're removing from the clip. "Or Adding"

If you zoom into the timeline 100% and drag very carefully. Keep an "Eagle Eye"on the canvas.
AND have a "Photographic Memory" so you can stop at the exact frame you wanted to in the video. You can ripple edit by dragging.

I'd rather ripple edit the traditional way thank you.
Please don't tell me I could add a marker and drag to the marker. Thats just an extra and unnecessary step.

I cut my teeth with magnetic tracks many many years ago in another program.
I couldn't disable them in that program.
In the long run. They hindered my workflow and aggravated me far to often. So I'm biased to be quite honest.

I open to hear the reasons their great and I'm wrong.
I'll alter my opinion of them if there are compelling reasons to do so.
 
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I'm not a regular user as have no compelling need for the function

but it can be useful for moving a lot at one time, especially if multiple disconnected clips need adjusting so as to abut each other; but after using, I immediately turn it off so it does not confuse things

one big use it does have is when one reduces the duration on a lot of contiguous image clips, leaving a lot [100's] of gaps; in that case, the mag on, bring together, mag off, can save a ton of editing labor