I'd like to organize transitions myself

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I would like to move my frequently used transitions to the top and not have to scroll down for them. The other side of that coin is: there are a lot of transitions that are in the way. 

I've used ripple maybe 3 times in the past 5 years and have never used the spiral, fold or circle stretch. But they're all on top of cube rotate, forcing me to scroll down for it every time.

It'd be nice to have a space for maybe 4 transitions that I use the most.
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Oz du Soleil

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

While that would be nice to have, unfortunately we don't have it quite yet. Until such time as we would see it, are you aware that you can use the little drop-down to filter the transition types so that fewer appear in the panel?

Cheers... Rick :)
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You have a vote from me, though I'm sure that this has been raised before.

The problem is that it's almost impossible to find similar requests on this site, which is why ideas like this get scattered to the wind, picking up a couple of votes here and a couple of votes there, and never gaining traction.

Ah, here it is. The original poster's request is not quite the same as yours but pretty similar to what I posted as a modified suggestion in that thread:

I understand your point, but to my mind the better option is not to remove anything, but rather to make two changes:
  • First, being able to flag transitions as favourites (even add them to the Library, come to that) and have an option in the drop-down at the top which displays only your favourites; and
  • Second, have user-customisable shortcut keys to assign to a transition so that they don't need to hunt for them at all. (Unfortunately Shift T is, as I have griped before, effectively useless if you use more than one type of transition.)

There is a very LIMITED ability to filter at the moment via the aforementioned drop-down at the top of the panel. I only ever use Fade or one type of wipe, so I can filter by Fades or Wipes. To say that it's ideal is some way from the truth, but at least I don't have to wade through three entire groups of transitions that I never use.

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This always seems (to me) to come back to the idea that if Camtasia permitted creation of a user toolbar, everyone could drag their most commonly used items to one place (transitions, ripple, etc.).  Alternatively (or in tandem) the ability to create specific workspaces would bring the interface in line with many other video editing programs.

Sooner or later, perhaps, Camtasia will also permit audio plug-ins (such as Accusonus' noise reduction plug-in and their plosive remover).