Is there a better way to grab and drag a clip with the mouse?

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Is there a way to snap and hold the cursor to the end of a clip in order to drag it? Or maybe something similar? I find myself hovering the cursor over the end until it turns into a dragging symbol but there's only one or two pixels where that happens so it's very tricky. Thanks!
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Rick Stone

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If there is, I sure would love to see someone post about it. That has to be the single most frustrating thing I've been dealing with lately. Just trying to get hold of the dang edge of the media!

I do find it's easier to grab if you zoom in on the timeline quite a bit before trying to click and drag. Also, perhaps try clicking the next or previous media buttons to position the playhead seems to help. But then you encounter the issue of adjusting the wrong edge. LOL

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You know what....I'm having some luck double clicking the end of the clip and being able to attach to it easier. Play with that some.
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It doesn't seem to work in CS9, but I'll try it in a few more situations.
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There might be something. I hope someone out there knows! Once by accident I got the cursor to sort of attach to the end but I don't know what I did to make that happen. I think I might have double clicked maybe? But I haven't been able to recreate it.
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I'm likewise frustrated by this and have been zooming like Rick at times. What I often end up doing - if I have the room - is separating adjacent media, dragging the one I want to edit, then repositioning as necessary. I also do a fair amount of splitting of clips and deleting the unneeded section, which eliminates the need to drag. None of these options are as easy as dragging could be.
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Are you talking about Snagit, if so, which version please.
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They're talking about Camtasia, as can be seen from the category that the post has been put into. (See the top of the page.) It's an issue with both C9 and C2018.