Default settings for Camtasia cursor effects

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Hi all. I'm new to Camtasia, and I'm building numerous short "how to" videos (as I see several others have been doing). I'm frustrated by having to change the cursor highlighter settings every time I need to highlight the cursor. How can I change the default settings and save the changes so they become the new defaults?
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Jay Versluis

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You and me both, Nigel :-) It's one of those features that I wish Camtasia had, but even with the latest Camtasia 2018, they haven't implemented it. I too dislike that 100% bright yellow retina burning ugly setting.

The closest thing to saving settings in Camtasia 2018 are the "themes". I just found out that it extends to the cursor effects too, the option appears when you click the colour swatch.

I wonder if there's a way to tweak a system file somewhere...?
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Thanks for the reply Jay, at least I know where I stand. I had a look at the themes but as you say they're not all-inclusive. And tweaking system files is not my favorite way of making changes - things tend to crash! :-)
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make and use a cursor effects Library asset ...

How To Make Cursor Effects Library Asset 
http://www.screencast.com/t/x2H9YHx4P5I

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Nigel

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Thanks for this. I'll try it and see how it goes.
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If the default settings of mouse pointer shape have been modified, you will be able to notice the changes only when you try to play the recorded/captured movie file. During the process of capturing/recording the movies using the Camtasia Recorder even when the default cursor shape settings have been modified, you will see the default cursor whatsoever.
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Thanks Kayakman
I thought this functionality was going to be built into Camtasia 2018. Your workaround works really well. I'm using it for Cursor Highlight, Left Click Rings, and Keystroke location.