NEW HOTKEYS (Keyboard Shortcuts) for CAMTASIA AVAILABLE!!!

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I created several additional shortcut keys for Camtasia (*) to facilitate the day-to-day:

  • Middle Mouse Button: 
         Set cursor to the current mouse position and deselect any range pre-selected in timeline. Hold+move (left or right) to create a new selection
  • Ctrl+Middle Mouse:
         Set cursor to the current mouse position (keeps the current selection in timeline)
  • PAGE UP:
         SCROLL one PAGE Left and CENTRALIZE Cursor
  • PAGE DOWN:
         SCROLL one PAGE Right and CENTRALIZE Cursor
  • Ctrl+Alt+Left:
         MOVE Cursor 30 frames Left (1 second)
  • Ctrl+Alt+Right:
         MOVE Cursor 30 frames Right (1 second)
  • Alt+S:
         Silence (Mute) current selection 
  • X:
         Same as Ctrl+x (more ergonomic)

In order for these hotkeys works:

  1. Install https://autohotkey.com/
  2. Download a script that I created: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81wA4UHCedmOGFzSkQ4RlJwa2M/view?usp=sharing
  3. Double Click on it
  4. Run Camtasia (open some project)
  5. Try these hotkeys

* Note: These hotkeys were tested with Camtasia 8.6.0 for Windows
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rogeriodec

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Posted 4 years ago

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Evgeniy Yurtaev

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Hello! Excellent work. I use your method with Camtasia. Thank you.
I sometimes get an error.
I'm doing a double click on your script. An error. It is in the picture. AutoHotkey does not start.



I can not understand what's the matter?
Prompt please, if possible.
Thank you.
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Evgeniy Yurtaev

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I like would understand)
Error occurs only in Russian keyboard.
When I turn on English - no error)
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rogeriodec

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Hello! Thank you.
I do not know anything about Russian keyboards layout, but the little I could see on the internet, these keyboards has a very different layout.
I found some articles, but due to the language barrier, I let you take a look: http://www.script-coding.com/AutoHotkey/AhkRussian_3b.html

But perhaps before you can do something simpler:
The error message refers to the Alt+S shortcut key (!s), which the script refers to the "Silence (Mute) current selection". You can try replacing it with another combination.
For example, if you want this function to be triggered by pressing the "5" key (on the normal keyboard, not the numeric keypad), you can edit the script (with notepad) and go to line 72. And there, you change the string !s:: by 5::
Or any other key that you think best.
Then save the script, and reload it (right click on the icon (H) on the toolbar and select "Reload this script".
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Evgeniy Yurtaev

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Hello.
Thanks for the advice.
Maybe later I will try to do it.
But now there is no problem. I switch to English keyboard, and run the script work. This error occurs only during the initial start-up script.
I'm used to include silence by using Alt + S :)
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This is one of the thinks that makes me hate camtasia development. Why not give this simple option to silence using a shortcut ! Is it so hard to do this? If this is not in the new version, I will not buy it. Have to install another software just to use a hotkey !!!!!!!!!
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Matthew McDermott

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It troubles me that the so-called "hot key" dialog does not let you add to the limited list. I agree, it really should not be so difficult. And it would be a huge improvement in the workflow.
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Paulo Andrade

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And they did not put this simple resource in Camtasia 9 !!!! No upgrade for me. Considering moving to flashback.
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Vinay Noah

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Does it work for MAC ?
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rogeriodec

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I don't think so, since there is no Autohotkey for MAC.
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urtaeff

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Hey.
This script does not work with Camtasia 9.
Could you tell me how to edit the script so that it supports version 9?
Thank you.
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One of the reasons I am still working in v8...this keyboard shortcut script prevents me from wanting to slit my wrists while removing mouth noises from audio tracks. Thanks so much!