Put the SPLIT function into the right-click menu to improve efficiency of workflow.

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If there was one feature that would be great with Camtasia, it would be putting the Split function into the right-click menu. It would be great for productivity purposes, since currently every time I need to split something I have stop, go up to Edit, click Edit, then go to Split and click it. Removing all those clicks would be a huge help. It is a feature common to other Audio and Video editing programs. Thanks! Love the product...
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garyfox8

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hello, Garyfox8!

Here is what I see when I right-click on the playhead when I have content selected as well as when I do not have content selected on the timeline: http://screencast.com/t/MVwXX5zjg Are you seeing something different?

One recommendation I have would be to use the "S" hotkey while you have content selected, as that is the hotkey for splitting. Using the hotkey can significantly speed up your editing process.
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Beat me to it! Position the playhead on clip (selected) and press the 's' key. Couldn't be any faster.
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garyfox8

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Thank you gentlemen. I appreciate the rapid responses. 

Robert, I didn't know I need to right-click the timeline, I am right-clicking the clip I want to split. It's a habit I have picked up over the years from using DAWs and various video-editors. In those programs you don't need to move your mouse off the clip to someplace else to get that function.

Timbre4 and Robert, while I do use some keyboard functions in general, I haven't paid attention to the shortcut keys in the menu. Thank you. That helps significantly.

Cheers All!

Gary
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It's completely logical to stay on the clip itself as that is your focus. Now you can position the playhead and tap that 's' key and get on with your work! :)
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Here's another tip. If the scrubber or timeline pointer is at another location rather than were you are zoomed into, double click on the timing bar above. It will snap the scrubber to that point where the shortcut key S can be pressed.

I sort of get though what garyfox8 is saying, I would also like to hover over a clip and right click and split the clip at that point. 

Just a thought.

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