Lost the ability to listen outside of the selected play head area in Camtasia 2018.

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When I select an area of the playhead I used to be able to move the grey playhead button out of the selected area and continue playing the video.  This function has been removed.  Now when I click play it goes back to the start of the selected area.  Aaaaaargggg.  I would like it back the way it was , so much more useful than the way it is now.
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Diana

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Nabilthreegame Itani

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Please stop sending me messages from your email
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Diana

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I think you need to unfollow the link on the Camtasia website.
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Dubie

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@Diana

Ok, they say curiosity killed the cat but I have to ask.

What is the reason or logic to making a selection but than moving the playhead to play on the timeline somewhere else?

Isn't the purpose of making a selection to work/edit that part of the video?

:)
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Diana

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Thank you for being curious.  Often I carefully select a section of the playhead and before I do something to the selected section I want to know what is said right afterwards or before.  I used to be able to do that but not with this edition of Camtasia.    I often wonder why they take stuff away without thinking it through.  Previously Camtasia would start playing from where ever I had the playhead button situated.  No longer.  No matter what I select, Camtasia knows better and reverts to the start of the selected section.  This to me is going so backwards and is totally counter intuitive.  If I place the playhead button inside the selected area then I expect Camtasia to play that section.  If I place it outside the selected section then I expect it to play from where I placed the playhead button.   This is just a list of functions that Camtasia has slowly removed over the years.  Why not give us both options, like "play from selected" or "play from placement".  I will get off my soap box.
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Dubie

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Thanks for the explanation.

So in other words it was a process to "fine tune" your selection before committing to editing it.

I get it.

Ya, sadly not only Camtasia but Snagit also IMO has progressed backwards.

If something wasn't removed it was pared down or changed to be more unproductive or less functional.

:)
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I too miss that capability

my workaround is to make the selection, cut, move playhead to before the cut spot, play; if I don'y like the result, use undo to restore the cut section