How do I advance a single frame at a time in Camtasia 9?

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First of all, why do developers always feel the need to move things around and fix things that weren't broke in the first place?

OK, so my little quip aside, I'm annoyed that I can't figure out how to advance by a single frame at a time like I could in Camtasia 8. In 8, I could simply hit the right or left arrow keys and it would move one frame at a time no matter how zoomed in or out I was.

Now, it seems that to move it one frame at a time, I have to zoom all the way in to get down to a frame by frame level. That's really annoying. So, does anyone know what the frame by frame control was switched to?

Thanks,

Ed
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Previous and Next FRAME buttons are on left of the PLAY button, located under the canvas. Hot buttons are , (comma) for Previous frame and . (period) for Next frame.
Previous and Next MEDIA buttons are on the right of the PLAY button. Takes some getting used to, as the arrows were lined up just the opposite of this in Camtasia 8 if I'm not mistaken.
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So, I can confirm that the period and comma keys work to go forward and backward one frame at a time. Thanks!
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Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
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Well there must be a bug with the Mac version!  The buttons to the left of the Play button seems to move the play head by a random number. The coma and period seem to work and was the second place I would have looked after the left right arrow keys just beep! Not sure why they just can't use the arrow keys!
Bill
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Bill, I'm not sure if the Mac version uses different keys for this, but since this question is posted here in the Windows section of the community, maybe if you search in the Mac section someone will have already answered it there. Choose "Camtasia MAC" from the list on this page: https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/categories 
I'm curious to know now, too. I don't have time to search it right now, but will later and will post it here if I have a chance to get to it before you do. 
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Hi Todd,  The Mac version does use the period and coma for single frame movement.  The point is it is not intuitive to use the period and coma keys. Until today I didn't know this so had to test this on the Mac.  My first instinct was to try the left right arrow keys. This just beeps so my suggestion to the programmers is why not use the arrow keys?  BTW the Icons to the left of the play button moves frame by frame.
Thanks,
Bill
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Ah, okay. Not just a Mac difference. Took me weeks to get used to using the new icon placement when Cam 9 came out. As you probably know, in Cam 8 the frame buttons (called Step) were the inner icons beside the play button, the  media movement buttons (called Clip) were the outer. Not exactly rocket science changes. Sorta sad it took me weeks to get used to it. But I see now a lot of folks are asking for the arrow key option, so if they incorporate that, it'll be worth it even for a slow learner like myself!