Cursor as a track

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  • Updated 3 months ago
  • Under Consideration
(This idea comes what we’ve heard here in this community as well as from other customer feedback methods we utilize. The feedback we gather here will help us gauge how well it fits our users’ needs. Please let us know what you think)

The Problem
The cursor is part of the screen recording track which causes media on other tracks to sometimes obscure the cursor. Having the cursor as a separate track would foregrounding it over other media
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Posted 2 years ago

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Jigs Gaton, Consultant

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Yes, please do! 
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Yes, please. Adobe Captivate is much better on this point
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Yes, please!
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Yes please
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Melissa Stradley Moreno

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And please give us the option to choose a particular image or icon to use as our cursor the way you used to in older versions of Camtasia.  I am a teacher and used to use a pencil icon (because I write on my screen).  I no longer have that option and miss it terribly!
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This would be awesome not only for the reasons mentioned, but for hiding jump cuts.
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Mal Reynolds

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Oh, I like this one! It's not a huge issue for me but certainly there are times (particularly but not only with PPT recordings) where an unwanted cursor appears.
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The ability to smooth my mousing into purely arc motion would be amazing! I've done this on my own with special programs that are made for people with Parkinson's. 
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Rick Stone

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Adobe captivate allows that. In addition to the arc, there is an option to choose a perfectly straight line too. That one is useful from time to time. Another feature is kind of a "naturally human" sort of thing in that there is easing applied at the end of the arc movement.  There is also an ability to choose the mouse pointer, chose the size of the mouse pointer, turn it off if you like and add special effects that represent a single click, a double click and a right click.

There are many things that would be helpful if this were to come to pass!
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Official Response
We've updated the status of this idea to Under Consideration.

We'll devote time in a future development cycle to investigate the potential solutions to this idea. We'll provide any updates in that research on this post.
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This feature is still needed very very much!! It has 73 votes... come on and bring it with Camtasia 2019.5! :)