Camtasia 8 -canvas has disappeared!!

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not quite disappeared but I somehow made it detach from the main editting space. I can Alt+Enter to view it but once I can see my video i can't see any buttons or left/right click funuctions to get it back!! all i can do is Alt+Enter to go back to the main editting space and stop playing via the drop down menu....

how do i embed it back into the main editting space?

Many thanks, Luke

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Official Response
We're happy to announce the availability of Camtasia Studio 8.1.0, which includes changes to address this issue. Specifically, we've made the following changes:

1. Added a View > Canvas > Docked menu. If the canvas window is undocked, and you can't find it, or can't get to the dock button at the top of the undocked canvas window, this menu can be used to re-dock the canvas window. This menu also improves the keyboard accessibility of the dock/undock functionality. Here's a screenshot showing the new menu item:

2. The canvas resize logic was changed to enforce a minimum width. This prevents the controls above and below the canvas from overlapping. But more importantly, this prevents the preview window from being hidden as the main frame is resized, which was the main problem being hit in this thread. Here's a screenshot showing the preview window at its minimum width:

The 8.1.0 release is a free update for all existing 8.x customers. Please use the Help > Check for updates menu in the product to get to the update.