My new company only uses Macbooks and Camtasia is different now. Can't find tools I am used to.

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My new company only uses Macbooks so now I am trying to figure out the differences from using it on Windows. Is Cut/Auto-stitch available for Camtasia on a Mac? I would also appreciate any general tips on Mac use as well! Thank you.
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siobhan.ohmart

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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yup, it will automatically stitch when you cut by default.
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It doesn't on the Mac. On Windows if I click Cut it stitches, not on the Mac. However, I just this minute discovered that if I select a section and click Ripple Delete Range it works the same way as Cut/Auto-stitch does on Windows. Geez ... what a learning curve for this Mac!
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Here are some Mac tips:

COMMAND+SHIFT+X: Ripple cut.
COMMAND+SHIFT+2: Start a recording/pause a recording. You will use this a lot when recording. Oddly on the Mac version, you have to manually press the record button the first time, then CMD+SHIFT+2 will record/pause recording. 

Go to the various menu items and check out the keyboard shortcuts. They are all pretty easy and not dissimilar to the Windows version. In general, you will find there are few differences, although the Windows version still has some features the Mac does not. I would recommend posting Ideas here on the Techsmith site if you want to see a feature.
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Cmd + Delete = Ripple Delete. This should be used if you don't intend to paste.
Shift + Mouse Drag = Ripple Drag.

You can flip on auto-stitching in the Preferences (Menu Bar > Camtasia 2020 > Preferences > Timeline.

A best practice is to only stitch when needed (it's an expensive operation and complex under the hood). Use Groups instead of stitching in most cases.

Cmd + G = Group
Cmd + U = Ungroup

Option + Mouse Drag = Extend a Frame

I agree with Bill that you should check the Shortcuts available and customize them to suit your tastes.
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Thank you!
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siobhan.ohmart

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Thank you!