I would like to be able to accurately position and anchor the green start and red end markers on the edit track

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Hi, I have been using Camtasia for about a year now and currently using 2018.0.7 (Build 4505). I find it very difficult to precisely position the green and red edit markers and the the edit point as well for that matter. It sometimes takes me a while to get them almost where I want them and then to my frustration they then return back to the edit point! It would be good to be able to position them using keyboard time values maybe and then perhaps right click and lock them in place while I cut, copy move etc. Precision positioning using this method for other elements e.g. sketch motion annotations on the timeline would be very useful too. Maybe these are already options but I haven't found them yet.  
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kayakman, Champion

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perhaps this technique might be helpful ...

How To Fine Tune Timeline Selection Using Markers 2019-01
https://www.screencast.com/t/qmNyUnLB8r

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Thanks Champ, you never disappoint!!
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The thread should read, bring back the red and green markers selection functionality. That was available in Camtasia 8.

I don't know why they changed this feature. In Camtasia 8.
You could roughly place the red and green markers manually. And if the playhead was positioned directly over either the red or green marker. "You would use timeline snapping for this "
You could hold down the shift key. And use the arrow keys to move the red or green marker left or right.

You could move them one frame at a time. Or hold the arrow keys down for a fluid motion.
The playhead followed along with your selection and you could see what was going on as playback in the canvas area.

With the introduction of Camtasia 9. You can hold the shift key and use the comma or  period key.
This can only expand the area of the selection.
There is no way to collapse it. It's strictly works in one direction. Making it practically useless in my opinion. If you go one or more frames too far. You have to move it backwards manually, which may be no easy task. Unless you zoom all the way into the timeline and move it carefully.

Why they changed this functionality baffles my mind. Usually when you change a feature you change it for the better.

Regards, Joe