Comma and period alternatives?

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I just started using Camtasia a couple of days ago. I'm a Premiere video editor (Mac) using Windows now. Is there really no way to re-assign the arrow keys for quick and easy navigation? The comma and period are extremely awkward. They can't be used without having to glance at the keyboard. Also, ctrl AND alt to jump to the beginning or end of a clip and only if it's selected? No play backwards or fast forward?

Thanks! Enjoying this otherwise.
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Cheryl Elliott

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In my opinion it should not be changed, since by keeping the arrowkeys for moving objects only, you are less prone to move an object when you ment to advance the cursor. Also, at times, you may keep focus on an item while moving forward/ backwards to adjust position.
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Brian Nystrom

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I don't disagree, but it would be nice to have the option of programming the keys for the manner in which you prefer to work.
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Ed Covney

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Ever use a programmable keyboard?

The Microsoft Sidewinder is the most reasonably priced but only has 6 x 3 programmable keys. The Corsair K50 has 18 x 3 programmable keys, but very awkwark interface to program them.

My all time favorite is my Logitech G510S, 18 x 3 programmable keys, and easy to program - but is not sold in the states any more so eBay would be you best bet. I just noticed a half dozen or so used ones in the $30 - $100 range - when new and available Logitech sold them for $120.

Each of the 54 (G1-G18, M1-M3) keys can be programmed to type a text block - limited to 4000 characters (I think); any multi-key sequence like (Ctl, Alt, Del); any mouse function; any hot-keys (show/hide desktop, etc); Shortcuts (like opening a file, lauching a web browser); and Ventrillo commands (mute/umute mic, push-to-talk, etc.).  And so easy to change key assignments. I use G16, low, left corner for "pause" when using camtasia so I don't have to look down for the F9 key.