Help with cursor FX for Camtasia 3 (mac)

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I cannot, for the life of me figure out how to get the cursor FX to work. Help!  When I try to drag the cursor to either the timeline or the canvas it just bounces back.  I tried it on video clips as well as still images to no avail.  Clearly I am missing something.   I have been using Camtasia 2 (mac) for a while for editing audio and video. I messed around with a bunch of the FX on 3  yesterday and I seem to get the hang of it. But any help with the cursor (the FX I really want to use) would be helpful. Thanks
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Hi Casey. Cursor Effects are intended to work with screen recordings. So go ahead and try recording your screen (be sure your mouse is on that screen), then adding a Cursor Effect to that recording on the timeline. Let me know if that works for you!
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I don't understand why it's impossible tu use de Cursor Effect on any clip you import to Camtasia. It's crazy.
I mean if I import a video recording from an iphone screen I DO NEED to use this effect. I can't record the iphone screen for an APP tutorial in Camtasia, so I have to import the video and then edit it.
And it's crazy that this NOT FEATURE still doesn't exist yet in Camtasia.