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I am using the File > New Recording function to record some onscreen demos. Once recorded, the recording is listed with the other media. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to watch that recording apart from putting it in the timeline and playing.

If you've just recorded something, you probably want to re-watch it in order to quickly check it for mistakes, ie to know if you want to start over.

So: how do you watch a recording after having made it, without putting it in the timeline?
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Mal Reynolds

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If it's in the Media Bin, all you need to do is double click on it. It will open up a separate window and play in that.
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In the Camtasia Recorder you have the option to view it in the Preview Window before saving it. Gives you the option to delete and produce straight away too.

Once you have opened the Camtasia Recorder go to Tools, Options, program tab and uncheck ‘Hide preview window after recording is stopped’
I hope this helps,
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That's a fair point, though I'd say that the reason that most people don't uncheck that is the same as me; while you may want to do a quick preview of SOME recordings, doing it for ALL of them gets old fast.
Frankly there aren't any "good" set of options in the recorder and most of that comes down to with the drop-down being Save OR Produce OR Add To Media Bin. My preference would be Save AND Add To Media Bin. That way if you do want to preview a particular recording you could just skip across to the editor, double click and you're away. Who thought making it either / or was a good idea... I have no idea.
But that aside, I'd find that there would be at best 1 in 50 times that I'd want to preview.  Having the preview window pop up became an annoyance rather than a convenience, so I've always left it off. Other people's mileage may vary, of course.