How do I select and move timeline content to the right to make room for an insertion?

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Pretty basic, I'm sure, but I can't figure it out.
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Rick Stone

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Click the item left most on the track you wish to move, then press and hold Shift as you drag to the right.

Note that this won't have any effect on other tracks. To do those (if they exist) they will need to be selected.
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to add to what Rick has suggested ...

to move everything on all tracks, put the playhead where you want to start the insert, hold down shift key, and move playhead to the right; everything to the right of playhead ,on all tracks, will move
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Two good ideas. This one seems the quickest and easiest. I also discovered I could block everything I wanted to move, then drag and drop it all to the right. Thanks!
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This is a very poor solution. You can move the clips to the right using the shift click method, but you cannot move them back again.

Inserting clips in a Camtasia movie, particularly where the video files are large is an almost impossible task prone to all sorts of errors.

The problem is that you have to select all of the media on different tracks in order to move all the clips back again after you have inserted some media. If you miss clicking one item, everything is out of synch. When the video files are large, the tracks do not move as you move the cursor. This delay means you can't see how far you are moving the tracks. So it can take half an hour to insert a clip in a complex video.

Why not have a simple insert currently selected clip (or group) at the cursor or marker. Camtasia desperately needs a simple and effective insert command.
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they shift-move playhead described above works for moving everything to the right or to the left; you just have to have room on all tracks to move the content into