Is there a way to add custom sounds to the curser effects in Camtasia 9.1 ?

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I would like to use a different sound file than the mouse click or laptop click for the left click sound. Is there a way to add .wav files to the click sound list?
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Hi there

I'd be surprised to learn there is a way. But what you might consider doing is just silencing the click and adding a sound effect file to the timeline to make the click sound anything you want.

Cheers... Rick :)
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That's how I've always done it. I was just hoping that there would be a way!

Thanks! Michele
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If you are recording with the Camtasia recorder you can use any .wav file you want.
Under "Effects" checkmark "Use mouse click sounds" then click Options.

Select your .wav file of choice. This will burn it into the video and not be removable in editing.

If you are adding mouse sounds in the editor,  you can not add to the list but you can
change the .wav sound from the default. This will be the sound used thereafter until you
change it back.

This is for Camtasia 9.1

Navigate to :
C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9\Media\Studio\SoundFX

There is two files.

1. Rename a COPY of your .wav file to one of the two files in the SoundFX folder.

2. Then rename the file in the FX folder you want to replace to something like
mouse_click_single_old.wav  (you may need to give admin approval)

3. Move or copy your renamed file to the FX folder. (again you may need to give admin approval).

You should now have three files in the FX folder.

Your Sound.wav file should now be the mouse click sound in Camtasia.

To get the original sound back remove or rename your file and then rename the original file back
to what it was.

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I replaced the mouse click file with my .wav file and it worked perfectly! I have a standard .wav file that I've used in all of my  previous videos, so this will keep some continuity between the new and old ones. I really wasn't a fan of the original sound, so I was glad to replace it.