Detach Timeline in CS 9 to window

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Detaching the Preview / Canvas window is great & all...but it doesn't really buy me anything in terms of being able to see more assets & tracks on the Timeline.

What I would REALLY like is:

Detach the Timeline and more it to another monitor!

A full screen view of the timeline would greatly help manipulate objects in complex (or even just the Library grouped assets like Lower Thirds...) projects.

Scrolling up & down is kind of frustrating at times...

- Lon Naylor
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erik.groenhaug

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Good suggestion. - will be analogue to the problems in audio edit, when you need timeline and mixer visible at the same time. - there you may put mixer on one screen and timeline on the other, using complete real estate of one monitor to handle the timeline.
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I agree with Lon, would REALLY like to Detach the Timeline and Move it to another monitor.
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I'm curious ... the 2nd monitor thing notwithstanding [I don't have one]

But I detach canvas, full screen it, then use alt-tab keys to toggle between full screen view of editor/timeline and full screen canvas

why does that not work for you?
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1.  Sometimes I have more than 15 tracks and don't like all the scrolling. Even when minimizing the track heights and minimizing the area where the detached canvas used to be, it's not possible to see all 15 tracks, and there's a huge amount of wasted space.

Camtasia 9 is worse than Camtasia 8 in this regard.

2.  I don't know what alt-tab does. I'm not a keyboard-shortcut user. Too many times I've hit some keys on accident and then something goofy happens; e.g., the show-marker setting is on.

I'm a mouse guy with the exceptions of CTRL-C, CTRL-V and CTRL-Z. Those are universal no matter what software a person uses.
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Alt+Tab is the common Windows shortcut to move from one application to another.
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Oz du Soleil

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Gotcha. I've seen people do that. I stand corrected!

I'll stick with my mice. I have 2.  :)

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It doesn't work for me because detaching the canvas doesn't get me any more timeline real estate.
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Oz du Soleil

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That's what the suggestion is.
If we could detach the timeline--in addition to the canvas--we could get more space to work with.
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When I make the Timeline as high as it goes I do not have the ability to see the full Properties tab on the right and the resources on left. They are shrunk to a small scrolling area which is not efficient.

I t would be easier for me to be able to have the canvas area as big as it could be and see my resources and library on the left and the full properties on the right  and a full height timeline on the other screen.

So I would like the ability to detach the timeline and make it full screen on another monitor. That way we could see many more Tracks at the same time. To me that is a more user friendly layout.
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understand

for me, I would like both the resource panel and properties panel to able to be made wider [drag out?], when the canvas is detached, so that their data would be more easily seen

I find the bin/library view way too narrow to efficiently work with when long file name media is involved

my biggest issue with properties is the narrow text box control for entering hotspot URL values, and the quiz UI where the question answer text box controls are also way too narrow [can only see a small section of any answer's text]

furthermore, there are no question numbers displayed; if you're working with a quiz that has a lot of questions, locating and navigating to a specific question is very difficult and tedious; this is made more challenging due to the very small fonts used [think severe eye strain]
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I agree. 
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And what the heck happened to Track Heights in CS 9?

It that really all I can squish them down?
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Oz du Soleil

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Yeah. It's awful. It's one of just 2 or 3 complaints I have about C9.