The screen area for timeline tracks is limited even after detaching the canvas. Provide more flexibility to move, resize, detach timeline and other panels of the UI.
I have a multiple-monitor setup and have detached the Canvas and moved it to another monitor to resize the Timeline panel to be able to see more tracks. However, it also compresses the Tools and Properties panels.
I would like to suggest that all panels (i.e., Timeline, Tools, and Properties) be able to be detached/undocked from the main application window so they can be floated to suit the needs of the user. For example, having the Canvas within the Menu bar on one screen (maximized) while having the Timeline vertically expanded and displayed on a second monitor with both the Tools and Properties panels. Because of their widths, the Tools and Properties panels can be detached from each other or docked to each other and independently resized.
The ability to have the various panels detach from the main application window would allow for better viewing of elements (i.e., Timeline tracks) as well as allow the user to optimize his or her workspace by moving panels to the best position for him or her.
It would also be beneficial to have the ability to create and save different workspaces so that users wouldn't need to set up their workspace each time.
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Make the Layout of Camtasia and SnagIt UI’s 100% Customizable
- Updated 7 months ago
With every major release of Camtasia and SnagIt. There’s a new User Interface and a different layout. It takes time and effort to learn where things are. This requires invested man hours. Time is money.
Adobe’s had fully customizable UI’s for as long as I can remember. This alleviates the problem of learning new UI’s. Why, because you can stick to the old UI if you wish. You can even create a layout that’s exactly as you always felt it should be. Then, save it as a custom workspace.
Quick Example, Adobe’s Premier Pro can be converted to function a lot like Camtasia 9.
I borrowed the left side Menu Bar and Top Ribbon from Camtasia 9. Pasted it over Premiere Pro CC 2017. Other than that, it’s all Adobe. “Obviously, PP didn’t have those available”
You can have floating or docked windows, the sky’s the limit. I'll end this post with these examples and a footnote.
I’m sure some of the “Floating Windows and Tool-sets” were quite different back in1989 / 1993. Plus, I had a hard time finding any decent screen shots of Photoshop from 25 years ago.
However, Photoshop and Premier Pro from 2005 were more obtainable.
SO, if someone started using Premiere Pro and Photoshop way back in 2005. Plus, still preferred using the default layout from back then. Would it be possible in 2017?
Well, I’ll let you be the judge.
The other problem with the way the timeline is set up is that Track 1 is effectively useless because that is at the very bottom of the screen so every time I access it the MS toolbar pops up. I can either move the toolbar to another position on my screen, or just not use Track 1 to avoid that frustration. I've reached the point where I'm only using it to store the sound clips that I pull in later, but other than that it's a wasted space that further diminishes the available screenspace for the timeline.
VERY frustrating--especially when it's reached the point where I can work quicker and more effectively with a free program than I can with Camtasia