Missing the Horizontal Scroll, Arrow Buttons at the Bottom in Camtasia 9

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Was in Camtasia 8, missing in v9.
The horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the presentation does not have arrows to use in navigating finer details of large files. The arrow buttons on v8 allowed precise movement to a location in a large presentation.
In v9, when working on large presentations, the scroll bar shoots too far to the right or too far right to the left. Makes it almost impossible to navigate.

Are there plans to put these in?

My platform: Dell NB, Intel i7, Windows 10 Home 64-bit (current on updates), 8GB RAM, MS Office 2016, NVIDIA graphics

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What you can do is place your cursor in an open area of the timeline that contains no media.Then, left click and release, hold down the"Shift" Key and scroll using the mouse wheel.That will have the same effect as the arrows.

I don't know if the arrows will be coming back or not but I would expect to see them brought back if enough people ask about them.You should post your question this as a feature request.I for one will vote "Yes" for it if you do. {:> )

Regards,Joe
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I too want my arrows back it is a pain when you do not have a mouse with you...I think it is a ridiculous move on Tech Smith's part to get rid of the horizontal scrollbar.  I travel a lot and often don't have space to have my laptop up and running and use a mouse.  Why did you do this?  Please stop trying to be like Adobe and make it harder for us to teach our end users.
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you can make precise, 1 frame moves horizontally using the < and > keys; they do same as L/R arrows did in CS8

also hold down shift and that will make a precise selection
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,

We have added a lot of hotkeys to the new Camtasia (Win and Mac) and we have also changed several of them.

You can find a list of all the hotkeys here: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/222245387

You can also find the PDF Hotkeys Guide at the bottom of that page to download and print to keep as a reference guide.

Kelly
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I deliberately do not use hotkeys because when I press the wrong thing, then I'm somewhere I don't want to be. I prefer to use a mouse.

I need the scroll bars.
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what scroll bars are you referring to?
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I need the arrows put back at either ends of the horizontal scroll.  None of the new work arounds are as good as Camtasia 8 for moving. It now takes me longer to edit than it did in Camtasia 8.
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Diana

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Waaaah, I want my arrows back!!
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kayakman, Champion

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can you post a screenshot that shows that the arrows in Joe's image are not visible for you?
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Angela Jackson

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Joes is using Cam9. TechSmith removed this, probably trying to slim things down, but it's made life difficult for many.
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Diana

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I have been waiting ever since you did the dumb thing of removing them to please put them back. Diana
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AGREE! Why remove the arrow keys?!? it's really upsetting. There's nothing there instead of them to impede having them stay there. Please bring them back. It makes me HATE UPGRADING AND PAYING FOR MORE when you take away very practical functions that make the new version a little less functional than the last. THAT'S NOT WHAT I EXPECT IN AN UPGRADE...THAT'S TAKING IT BACKWARDS
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Came here because I have the same issue since I "upgraded" to v9. Seriously, you guys need to make the TOP portion (with the bin etc) a little slimmer, that whole middle strip with the giant arrows A LOT slimmer, and EXPAND the bottom part so I can see what I'm doing when I'm navigating audio tracks. And PLEASE allow us to make the audio tracks thinner in height. I was able to do this in V6 and it was much better since I could look at several tracks at once. But above all, PUT BACK THE HORIZONTAL SCROLLER AT THE BOTTOM. It's really difficult to navigate and as another person said above, shortcut keys are annoying.
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The media bin can be made a little slimmer.
You can collapse the menu items down to Icons removing the Text.

Place your cursor over the divider as shown below and slide it to the left.




You can expand the timeline upward as well.  But that makes the Canvas area smaller so it's less than ideal.
The scroller at the bottom is there. It's not illuminated until the media extends beyond your field of view.
The timeline tracks have a scroll  bar as well. All of these things are shown in the image below.

 The best approach is to detach the canvas and work with dual monitors.
The canvas full screen on one monitor so you can see what your doing in full detail.
And the timeline on the other.

Camtasia's UI could use more customizable features to be optimized for dual monitors as well

 Regards,Joe