Save the Application State

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Every time I re-open a project in Camtasia, I have to re-set the interface. For example, expand the timeline thumbnails, re-size the main view, make the palette on the left come up and so forth. I'd like to suggest that all these meticulously fiddly bits be saved with the project file - if one so desires.

I understand that this approach is not always useful (for example, Xcode saves the application state, and it's a nightmare for version control when sharing the project with others), so it's probably a good idea to add this feature to the preferences as an option.

Furthermore, you could implement it in a way that Camtasia checks if the project is opened on the same system as the one that saved it, and check if the system is currently set to the same resolution as when the project was saved. This approach will prevent Camtasia from trying to re-size palettes on smaller resolutions, at which point it could go back to its current "fit-to-fill" approach.

I've seen that this feature was already suggested 4 years ago - just thought I'd suggest it again (in case you guys don't have anything else to do... however unlikely that may be).

:-)
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Jay Versluis

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Hi Jay; are you using Mac, or Windows?
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Jay Versluis

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Both actually, mainly the Mac version though.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Camtasia Mac does try to preserve the state of the application when you close and reopen project.  Track heights, the size of the timeline, whether the properties panel is visible or not, the position of the playhead, should all be preserved when you close and reopen a project.   It should save the state even if you do not save the project.

Are you working with .cmproj files, or with .tscproj files?