Enable Scroll Lock for Timeline Playhead During Editing

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One of the frustrations we encounter when editing a video in Camtasia is when the playhead on the timeline is about to scroll off the screen while playing. If we pause at that time, there are a bunch of mouse click manipulations needed to move the timeline so we can see more of what's coming up.

To greatly ease the editing process, we need to be able to LOCK THE PLAYHEAD in position on the timeline (with optional auto-center) while playing, and have the timeline scroll beneath the playhead.

This could be done with a toggle button on the toolbar, perhaps just to the right of the zoom controls. This toggle button could also be linked with the keyboard's SCROLL LOCK key.

An even better enhancement to this capability would be "SOFT CENTERING," which could be turned on in program settings. Here's how this would work: During editing, we frequently pause playback, do something, and continue playback. TSL (Timeline Scroll Lock) or TSSL (Timeline Soft Scroll Lock) is on during playback, and off when stopped or paused. If we do some edits that takes the playhead off the center of the timeline, when we resume playback, the playhead would gently move back to the center of the timeline during playback, arriving at the center within a second or two of restarting playback.

This would greatly ease the timeline view-resetting hassles we all endure while editing.
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