How to enlarge media bin in 2019

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I just upgraded from v8.1 to 2019 and the first thing I noticed is the media bin is so small. I could adjut the size in 8.1 but cant figure it ouot in 2019. The video preview has a lot of space around it that I would rather fill with a larger mdia bin. Thanks in advance for the help.
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There is no adjusting it.  ()^))

It is a fixed size

You can close the menu text and have just icons but that doesn't change the size of the media bin area sadly.



Dubie:)
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Agree with @Dubie. However, you do have the view toggle on the media bin. The choices are fixed thumbnails and filename list with tiny icons and duration. The only one that works for me is the thumbnail view. The list view just does not give me a good idea of what I am choosing.


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Thank you, David and Dubie. I will move forward and adjust LOL. 
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This is a problem....presently without adequate solution.

I have scores of assets in the media bin and my preferred nomenclature is structured as:
[Chapter, sub-chapter, sub-sub-chapter...v1, v2, etc]; the terminal portions of the filename are, hence, essential.

Neither Icon view nor List view allows the terminal portion of the filenames to be seen.

Also, there is no mouse-over functionality--which would provide a decent work-around.

SOLUTION FOR DEVELOPMENT:
===> Frustratingly, there is so much available space--particularly when detaching the canvas, as I do-- in which the media bin/library could be expanded. <===

Presently, the only work-around is to right-click and then select details; which is a sub-optimal solution.

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Thanks! I actually was trying to expand the size of the media bin to the right right to use up some of the dead space around the preview window so I could quickly scan through the media bin. 
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that's what I had thought; but wasn't sure you'd discovered how to widen the fields

I agree, a wider bin would be a big help, and larger fonts too

same problem with Library listing; too narrow, fonts too small

on my 1920x1080 monitor, too hard to see; especially when in edit text mode
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Mr. Kayakman,

I am using iMac Camtasia 2019 and have spent soooo much time looking for this little column separator that you refer to—I have not found it!


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it's easy to find on Camtasia Windows; I don't use/know the Mac version; perhaps ask free tech support?
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How To Widen Media Bin Title Fields In Camtasia 2019 Windows 2019-08-19
https://www.screencast.com/t/YNhtIXnm

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We're actively working on some media bin enhancements. While you won't be able to resize the actual media bin itself, we do plan on allowing you to resize the thumbnails to a variety of differen't columns / sizes. We're also planning on providing some filtering by type in the thumbnail view. Hopefully this will address at least a good chunk of the concerns expressed in this thread.

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Camtasia has the most user unfriendly UI of any program I use.
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The active work we are doing is in response to a direct set of requests on this very forum.

If I understand this thread correctly you are asking for a fully dockable, resizable user configurable UI. You would also like larger labels and text elements. I hope we’ll get there at some point in the future, but that is not an easy job given the underlying architecture. That kind UI rewrite isn’t in the cards for awhile. We’re going to be making some improvements that I hope help address a number of the root issues. That’s all I can I say / commit to on this front for the time being.


I also notice you want a “few” other things. ;-)  2020 is going to have a significant number of capabilities. I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised and we’re going to try and deliver another great release in 2021. There are lots of users and lots of needs / requests. We just can’t do all of them at once.

Brooks
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Thanks for responding, and thanks for escalating this issue.

When you consider the requirements for this project, please specifically recognize the following...

Expanding the filename column by several (or some number of) characters would not be sufficient; sometimes the LAST character of the filename (i.e. aa..aa v1, aa..aa v2, aa.aa v3) is the most important character to be visible to the user.

Even mouse-over functionality would be a meaningful enhancement.

Thank you.

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I appreciate the feedback. }:>) Here’s mine in a nut shell, I could post much more..........

..................but that is not an easy job given the underlying architecture. That kind UI rewrite isn’t in the cards for awhile.

Well that’s sums up the entirety of the situation to me. There always seems to be a reason to kick the can down the road.

Camtasia is not a robust editor with regards to features. Lacking somewhere between 50% to 90% of the features most programs offer. That should make for improving it a smaller task overall??? IDK.

Quizzing and SmartPlayer functions, most others don’t provide this. So I realize much work must go into maintaining those features.

However, Camtasia 8 had a better UI design than every version proceeding it. It was more customizable and easier to read/view the fonts and numbers. As they were 1 pt. larger than the newer UI’s.

The Ideas and input from others regarding improving Camtasia 9’s new UI. Was of a scale only surpassed by members complaining about SnagIt 12’s Dark UI. To the best of my knowledge.

 After 3.5 months or so, and 500+ votes to improve SnagIt's. TechSmith released a Light colored UI. Which has been improved upon since, the first light theme was less than ideal. So Kudos for that.

The Camtasia 9 feature request contains ideas and input from many. Covering many facets and ideas.https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/adjust-the-ui-color-contrast

It’s at least 2.5 years old. Some of the images/ideas I posted were created in March of 2017.

New Features? Great! We all like new features.

However, there all being thrust into a UI that can use a lot of improvement. Camtasia 8’s was in need of a makeover as well.

Improved workflow? Should be incentive enough to redesign the UI. There’s no substitution for streamlining work. Increased Productivity = Higher Profit margin,etc.

A first class makeover would be worth the price of an Upgrade to myself. It should improve desirability & the ability to market it to others.   

No matter what your workflow is. Or the reason you use Camtasia. We ALL utilize the same relatively stagnant and non-customizable UI.  

Unfortunately, improving it to a standard on par with other programs. Is always on the back burner somewhere. And that burner seems to be in the off position.

For what it’s worth, Joe

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You must be joking. Camtasia 9 is virtually unusable with a tiny media bin. I'm going to seek a refund of my purchase price.
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Brooks   - This is what I originally posted about here and how to enlarge the media bin like this version on 8.1. It is vastly easier for me to be able to increase/decrease the size of the media bin when for quick scanning and when the size of the video preview does not need that much space. 
Thanks
Charlie