Creating a marker on accident in Camtasia 9

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Pretty much every time I click in the timeline I create a marker. I have to really pay attention so I don't accidentally create a marker. I find it's way too easy to create a marker in this new version. I liked how it was in the older version, where markers could only be created when clicking in one area. I don't want to turn markers off as I do use them, however I don't always want to be creating one every time I click in the timeline. It's very frustrating. Thanks!
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ktanner

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Naomi Skarzinski

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Completely agree on this one.  Extremely frustrating.  It almost seems like you can breathe on your mouse and a marker will be set.  LOL
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ktanner

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So glad I'm not alone here! I'm working on a video now and almost every time I click in the timeline I create a marker!! I hate it! I spend way too much time deleting un-needed markers. I really hope they mark this as a bug and fix it.
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kayakman, Champion

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this issue is caused by the CS editor being in display marker track mode

to kill off the problem, use ctl-M or close the marker track using control on left end of timeline

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But doesn't that conflict with the initial statement of not wanting to turn markers off? ;)
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kayakman, Champion

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not really because you can always add a new marker using shift-M [which will unfortunately open the marker track again
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Joe Morgan

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Yeah, a functionality change would be great.If markers were placed above the timeline indicator,maybe it wouldn't be so easy to add them with a click.

I can't understand why adding markers with the cursor is necessary.
Hitting " M" to add a marker works.

I prefer not to use other programs as an example all the time. But what works well,works well.
Here's Premier Pro,
You add markers by hitting "M" You can add a bunch of information and chose different colors for you markers. There are several types of markers,see for yourself.


You don't have the option to hide the markers.You don't need to.There small and discrete.Hover over them and all that information comes into view for you to read.
Very nice. 
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ktanner

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Kayakman - I just tried that. If I didn't need to place markers then yes, that would be a solution. Unfortunately I do need to place markers. I shouldn't have to turn this function off and on, then off and on again to use it. That's even more irritating. 

Techsmith needs to fix this. Simple as that. They need to make it the way it was in Camtasia 8 or do something like Premier, like Joe suggested. I have Premier, however I don't know how to use it and it's too much for what I need anyway. Thus the reason I love Camtasia! It's perfect for my needs and simple to use. 

I do appreciate all of the input so far. And again, I'm glad to discover that I'm not alone in this marker frustration.
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Naomi Skarzinski

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Ktanner, I tested this and if you use Shift+M you can place the markers.  If you want to hide the markers, so you don't accidentally set unnecessary markers, Cntrl+M simply hides the markers.  It doesn't delete the markers you have already set.  Now that Kayakman reminded me of the Cntrl + M function, I simply hide my markers until I need to set one, then it's Shift + M to set.  Then hide again.  If I want to see my markers, I simply hit Cntrl + M again to open the markers back up and they are all there.