Disappointed with latest Camtasia upgrade

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Still don't have 2 good things we lost with Camtasia 8.  I have been waiting for the advance arrows at the bottom of the window (lost after Cam 8)  Still don't have the Silence icon (lost after Cam 8).  Is there any intention of bringing back those excellent features?  Why they were ever discontinued is a mystery to me.
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Diana

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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Hi Diana,

There's no silence button, but you can right-click on a range selection and choose Silence Audio.


If you prefer the keyboard, you can use the Shift+S hotkey to trigger the Silence Audio after making a range selection.

I'm not sure what "advance arrows" you're referring to.  Can you post a screenshot?  I may be able to help you locate something similar.

Thanks for using Camtasia!
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Diana

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Hi Dave,
Thanks, I know about Shift S but that requires me to take my eyes off the screen find the keys and touch them.  The Silence button we used to have was a single click on the Camtasia screen.   It was so much easier, it went away after Camtasia 8 for no good reason.   The arrows I am referring to were also lost with Camtasia 8 and there has never been anything like them.  In the pic I am attaching it shows where they used to be.  Why they were discontinued is something I don't understand because we now have nothing like them.   Diana 

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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Ahhh, the timeline scroll arrows.  Thanks for the screenshot.  You're right, those were removed with the redesign in Camtasia 9 when we went to a more flat aesthetic.  The closest substitute I can think of is dragging the scrollbar handle to pan left and right when you're zoomed in.



I'm sorry that you're not finding these features fit you as well as the old UI.  I can certainly pass your feedback on to our designers.  Thanks for the feedback.
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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If you have a track pad you can scroll the timeline when hovered over it by two finger swiping left or right, or at least a lot of hardware maps to that.
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Diana

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Hi Dave,
Thank you for your reply.  Dragging the scroll bar handle is a very poor substitute for what the arrows could do.  I am all for improvements and new versions but when they clearly go backwards I do not understand the thought process. It is as if someone made that decision, it was a very bad decision, and refused to admit their mistake and reinstate the arrows in a later version.
Diana
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kayakman, Champion

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this technique can sometimes be helpful ...

How To Move Around Timeline Using Horizontal Bar Space 2020-05-01
https://www.screencast.com/t/qxkIT8qW73
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paulwilliamengle

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Brooks/Dave, how hard would it be to map the timeline scroll to a side wheel, if present?
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rg

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Diana - In v8.6 I use Shift+mousewheel to move along a timeline, and for audio ducking (e.g. to remove breaths) I highlight the offending section and drag the audio level down as far as needed.  It is not the same as the older versions, but I found it very intuitive.  (And to expand/shrink the timeline, Ctrl+mousewheel works.)
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paulwilliamengle

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I was really embarrassed to see I'd be using Camtasia for three years without remembering/knowing that the shift + mousewheel trick was a thing.  
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Diana

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Thank you, that is simply brilliant.  TechSmith you should let us know of these things.  I have been whining about this for years and this is the first time I have found out about doing this.