Playhead jumping to beginning of clip

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I do have one frustration I would like to see fixed in any upcoming updates. If my playhead is in the middle of a clip and I happen to click on the clip to highlight/select it, the playhead jumps to the beginning of the clip! I then have to move the playhead back to where I originally had it. This slows down my workflow a great deal.
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Naomi Skarzinski

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Joe Morgan

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That has never happened to me and it's strange behavior.

Aside from hitting "Ctrl + Alt + , " I'm unaware of any commands that will move the playhead to the beginning of a clip.

I'm running version 9.0.5 and the playhead stays put.

Regards,Joe
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LOL, of course it would only be on my computer.  :-)  It will be interesting to see if anyone else has the same issue.  I wonder if it could be my mouse?  It's been acting strange today, even with a new battery.  Maybe time for a new mouse.  If no one chimes in that they are having the same issue... I'll try the mouse route.

Thanks for the demo.
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I doubt it's the mouse or your computer.
A mouse left clicks or it doesn't.
The computer runs a program or it doesn't.
I would run a repair install of Camtasia. It's quicker and easier than a full uninstall and reinstall. It won't change any of your personal settings or do anything to ruin your day.It just repairs broken things like your mouse clicks.
Open the control panel and chose Change / Repair.
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Okay, I'll try that tomorrow when I'm more awake. Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll let you know if it works.
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Hmmm, I checked something and did an uninstall/change for my mouse driver first.  That seems to have solved the problem!  If it crops again, I'll do the Camtasia change.  Thanks @Joe Morgan for pointing me in the right direction.
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Interesting, I wouldn't have thought a mouse could act up like that.
 
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Well, after about 30 minutes it did it again, so I did your suggestion about Repairing Camtasia.  I'm shutting down for the night and I will see what happens tomorrow.  I first thought it may be the mouse driver because when I looked, there were two for some reason and I only have one Logitech mouse.  I thought that was causing the issue.  We'll see.
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The jumping of the playhead when you click could indicate the mouse is doing a double click instead of a single click.
Double clicking on a clip jumps the playhead to the beginning of that clip.

This is a issue I have run into with Logitech mouses before.

If you have your corded mouse give that a try and if all works than do a search for your model mouse
(ie; logitech mouse model *** keeps double clicking)  and see if there is a fix.

There is a lot of Youtube vids on this issue.
 
If your mouse has got some years on it, might be time to upgrade. :(
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Nice Catch,

I didn't know that behavior existed. It's not listed as a hotkey.It sounds like you've probably pinpointed the problem to me.

I wonder why that shortcut isn't listed in the Camtasia Hotkey PDF ? 
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Thanks Dubie.  I think that may be the issue.  I will research as the mouse has given me issues in other programs lately but I had not put the two and two together.
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ROFL After watching this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlzEmRnu4DQ and this one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X892nA5MtE, I think I will just go out and buy myself a different brand mouse.  I need the roller ball for ergonomic reasons, but dang! I didn't think I would need to know how to solder.

At least I now know I wasn't going bonkers and it wasn't all my head.  ;-)
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I used to buy ONLY Logitech mice.  A few years ago two mice in a row began to act up for no apparent reason and did so on multiple computers, with and without the Logitech drivers and software.  They were not cheap mice.  When the third failed I quit buying Logitech.  Sad.  Other brands never had issues on the same computers.  Now, I tend to buy fairly cheap mice.
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I just went and bought another, same model Logitech.  I like the feel in my hand and the ball ergonomics of it help my shoulder.  I really do believe my issues were actually the mouse.  That one as about two and have three years old, so I guess it was time.  However, if this one acts up the same down the road, I will be looking at other brands.

Thanks everyone for helping me in investigating what the issue was.