create context menu option to move whole track to other place

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Example: When working with the audio and the closed captions, it may happen that they are on track 1 and track 9. In order to view them next to each other, in order to sync the CCs more easily, it would be great to simply select whole track and move it to the track next to the audio. 
As moving it manually is a bit bulky and not necessarily exact (it moves a little to the right or left, distorting the whole tracks sync): it would be great if you could simply right-click the track and have an option like "move whole track to track ....."
thx v much....
Daniel
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kayakman, Champion

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try this ...

select all the audio clips; select all the captions

use ctl-G to group them

they now occupy 1 track

open the group and the captions will be adjacent to the audio
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Always finding a new reason to keep the Group/Ungroup trick in mind.  I never used it before this year, and now find it increasingly valuable when performing massive operations.
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camtasia

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love it!!! didn't think of that..... thx
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if you then select the group, you can use ctl-U to un-group and the audio/captions will be on adjacent separate tracks
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Rick Stone

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kayakman is awesome for providing workarounds.

Another thing to consider is that you can easily click to select a piece of media at the beginning of a track. Press and hold the Shift key and drag the entire track to a track above or below the existing track to rearrange as you like. 

That little trick just saved me gobs of time last week.
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rg

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I never thought of the Shift-drag for up and down motion -- I thought it was only for dragging the train East or West!  Nice.
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One of those things that actually makes some logical sense when you stop and ponder it. But it's easy to miss. ;)