Timeline Scrollwheel Operation Suggestion

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The mouse Scrollwheel currently scrolls up and down in the track list and with a weird toggle, zooms/unzooms after the Ctrl key is pressed. However, it could do more and do it more intuitively.

If you've used Visio, you know that you've seen what I think is a more powerful and intuitive Scrollwheel behavior:
  1. Scrollwheel by itself - vertical scrolling
  2. Shift + Scrollwheel - horizontal scrolling
  3. Ctrl + Scrollwheel - zooming
This pallet of scroll capabilities would translate well to Camtasia. 
  1. Scrollwheel by itself - scroll the track list up and down
  2. Shift + Scrollwheel - horizontally scroll the timeline
  3. Ctrl + Scrollwheel - zooming the timeline
This would provide a much better horizontal timeline navigation experience. and fix the Ctrl toggle thing, which is both weird and non-obvious. I see no place where it indicates what "mode" I'm in either, so I end up moving the Scrollwheel and it NOT doing what I want, having to undo/reverse scroll back to where I was, then pressing Ctrl and then doing what I wanted to begin with.


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