how to select and move everything on a track to the right or left of a split on the timeline

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I'm sure there must be an easy way to do this, but as it stands, the only way I can figure out how to select everything to the right or left of a split is by holding the ctrl key and clicking on every clip. Obviously not efficient, but I couldn't find an answer to this question. 

In some cases I would want to do the moving to only one track so I would lock the others. In other cases, I want all the tracks to move in sync. 
Thanks.
Bob
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Robert

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  • This isn't ruining my day, but it is adding a lot of inefficiency.

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Anthony1813

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Just hold left mouse down at the corner of the area you wish to group and drag it to the other end then select 'Group' on a right click (or Ctrl+G) - later you can ungroup (Ctrl+U) if you wish. Hope this answers your question accurately. tony
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Hi,
There are numerous shortcut keys to allow you to move media around on the clips.

To move EVERYTHING on ALL the tracks to the right or left, press and hold the SHIFT key and drag the playhead in either direction.

Here are some other shortcuts for navigation on the timeline - there are quite a few:


There is also a complete Camtasia Studio shortcut PDF you can download here:
http://assets.techsmith.com/Docs/pdf-camtasiaStudio/Camtasia_Studio_8.4_Hotkeys.pdf

I hope this helps!
Kelly
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Robert

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Thanks very much. I tried to get a definition of "Ripple," but couldn't find one. Could you explain what that means? 
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Robert,
Simply put, when you "ripple" delete or cut, you don't leave any gaps on the timeline.
So, if you make a cut, the gap will be closed by moving all the media over to fill that gap.

I suppose in the truest sense, anytime you "ripple" anything on the timeline, everything to the left or right moves with the command you are invoking (versus moving each clip individually).

I hope this helps!
Kelly
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Joe Morgan

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This video shows some quick techniques for selecting specific media and moving it around.

Regards, Joe

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Neal B

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Joe ... great suggestion especially with the playhead. GREAT TIP.

When you want to select the clips on different tracks, you showed selecting all the clips on the 3 tracks, hold the shift key and select the middle track to de-select the clips. I have found that if I select just the first clip or callout on the top and bottom track, hold the shift key, I can then move all the clip to the right back and forth without having to select all the media on the track. This way I don't have to zoom out. 
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You can do that without selecting any media at all. Plus the original question involved moving media at a spilt on the time line. You can also select all of the media on the timeline by hitting "Ctrl + A".
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Very helpful. Thanks so much. 

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