Silence button is missing in Camtasia 9

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Re-instate the “silence audio selection” button

In the new version, there is a slider that regulates the volume gain. So if you want to mute selection on a track, you need to cut that segment from both sides, then select it, and reduce volume gain to 0. Previously, you need just to make selection, and click Silence and you have 4 audio spots and muted selection
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No silence button?  I guess lip smackings, microphone thumpings, etc.  will remain.

Has the ability to raise and lower sound directly on the selection in the sound track also been removed?  Harder, than the silence button since many selections are only 2 or 3 frames.

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Same complaints.  Sometimes new isn't better. Also, why did you make all of the icons and buttons on the interface so damn tiny?  Makes everything even harder.   Please restore previous functionability!  I'm glad I got the trial version of 9 before (not)upgrading from 8, it's wretched.  Won't waste my money.
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Highlight the timeline section you want to silence, then right click and choose "Silence Audio"
http://screencast.com/t/t8s5WuoJrR
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Yup Control + X to cut highlighted area
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So, does Camtasia 9 have a silence shortcut ?
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Yes. Highlight area on timeline as before and then do a Shift + S and that area is silenced.
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Camtasia 8 is so much better than Camtasia 9  for silencing.  You removed the silence button, WHY?????   Using the Shift + s is so much slower.  Right clicking and clicking on Silence Audio is so much slower.  Please put back the silence button......what were the programmers thinking when they took this away.?
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It's just a mater of time. Try to use the shortcuts. Shift+S and Ctrl+X works very fast.  You will see
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Faster than CS8.  Nice!
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Why in the world would you remove all traces of the silence command from the visible UI (not just right click/context menu)?  There are only 6 buttons above the timeline and I expect few people use the Undo/Redo.  There is plenty of room for a silence audio button there.  You could at least leave the option in the Edit menu.  There are only 5 items in the "Audio Effects" panel.  There is plenty of room there and it is an obvious place to look. 

As a Camtasia user since version 3, it took me 10 minutes of poking around before I searched the help and found <Shift><S>.  I get that users will eventually learn hotkeys. I love TechSmith products, but let's face it.  Camtasia is not MS Word or Outlook.  Most people don't use it for 3-4 hours every day.  You can expect people to know <Ctrl><Z> and some even know <Ctrl><Y> but you can't expect people to easily find, or remember <Shift><S>.  So now there will be a sticky note on my monitor because you removed the quick answer from the UI.  

@schteck - I agree that eventually I'll remember <Shift><S>, and I'll like it better.  But you can't simply drop someone in the middle of a dark room and tell them to feel around for the switch.  And how are new users supposed to know this feature even exists?  Bad UX decision.  My $0.02. - Robert
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Shift S is much slower than using a visible button.  I use Camtasia 9 for hours at a time editing and having to look at the keyboard to find Shift S is going backwards from Camtasia 8 that had a nice button where I did not have to take my eyes of the screen.  What were you thinking??  We have also lost the scroll arrows on either side of the bottom scroll bar as well as the bottom marker.  Don't make things harder, make them easier.   I can never get rid of Camtasia 8 because the bright sparks in thinking room have remove Menu Maker. I will get off my venting soap box.
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Camtasia 9 Feature Request: Restore the silence audio button in the Audio Editing tools pane.
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Silencing in C9 is, at least, as fast in C8.  We now have the option of Shift-S or, instead of finding the silence button, simply right-click and select Silence Audio.

Don't forget to thank Paul Irvine for that tip.

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I do know about the right click,  but you don't always get the correct right click showing up. So I stopped using it and it is still slower than having a silence button on the main screen. So I beg to differ that it is just as quick as in Camtasia 8.  In Camtasia 8 the button was always there, no need to right click or use 2 fingers, just a simple mouse click.
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To get the correct right click menu with silence option, always make sure that you are clicking on the track that you want to edit.

I still have mixed feelings about C8 and C9 silence options. I think that having the button option is good. Make Camtasia multioptional and let the user choose what works best for them! 
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I like that idea the best.  Give us options to choose.

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