Cannot Edit Callouts

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I just installed Camtasia9 and beyond a pile of usability issues (such as there not being a jump to time index that I would have thought would be simple enough for someone to include) the biggest problem I have with it is that you cannot edit callouts.

I have no idea why -

System Set-up. I'm on Win10 Pro, 64 bit using a Dell Alienware laptop (17 r4) with the external video card set-up (GeForce GTX 1080) and 3 monitors. All drivers are up to date. The operating system is up to date.

If I go into the registry and remove HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\9.0
and then restart the computer, I will be able to add and edit the callout ONCE, and only once. Then it stops working again. 

I have no clue why the edit window on the side is gone. And there is no context menu option to explicitly say "EDIT".

Technical support is useless. I have a technical support ticket in for this but all they have done is say "duh - it works for everyone else".

I have tried using all the various methods other people have said they have managed to get the text to be editable. I have tried switching the styles between basic and legacy and everything in-between. 

I seem to be able to do just about everything the software allows you to do to a callout except edit the text.

Has anyone run into the same issue and figured out how to fix it as I'm obviously not getting an answer from TechSmith?
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  • like I have been sold a bottle of snake oil - this is the worst release of Camtasia ever.

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Joe Morgan

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You say the edit controls are not available.
Is the properties panel open?It can close if the properties panel icon is clicked at the upper right of the timeline.