Tracking mouse clicks

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Can Camtasia 3 (Mac) highlight mouse clicks so you can see where someone is clicking ? That was always the biggest missing issue for me with Camtasia 2
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dhjdhjdhj

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Leif, Employee

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You can do this in Camtasia 2 and 3 for screen recordings made with Camtasia.  In later versions you can also import screen recordings made with Camtasia for Windows (.trec files).  Just drag the click effect that you wish onto the media on the timeline.
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Philip Aveston

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Have a look at Curser Effects from your Left panel menu. There are options there to register different effects for Mouse Movement, Right Click and Left Click.

Regards
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dhjdhjdhj

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I never knew you could do this --- I've been faking cursor clicking for years. The fact that the cursor arrow itself didn't get captured caused me to think it didn't work. Thanks for much.

But now I really have to understand why I should upgrade to Camtasia 3 :-)
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Because it's better than Camtasia 2! All new and improved and everything! 
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Leif, Employee

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If you upgrade your OS to 10.13, you should upgrade Camtasia to v3. 
If you want better compatibility between Camtasia MAC and Windows, you should upgrade to v3.
If you want the new cross-platform callouts, you should upgrade to v3.
If you want behaviors (predefined animations), you should upgrade Camtasia to version 3.
If you want quizzing, you should upgrade Camtasia to version 3.
If you want voice narration (voice over), you should upgrade Camtasia to version 3.
If you want a more transitions, you should upgrade Camtasia to version 3.
if you want easier on-clip audio volume editing, you should upgrade Camtasia to version 3.
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If you want more information on Camtasia 3, checkout the Techsmith website.
Upgrade pricing is available, so you don't need to pay full price!

If Camtasia 2 is doing everything you need, and runs well on your OS, then you should not upgrade to Camtasia 3  :-)
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dhjdhjdhj

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I don't know what half of those things are (and I'm avoiding 10.13 for as long as I can) but let's assume I want to upgrade. I don't see any way to do it. On the app store it looks like I have to buy it all over again
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Sorry, the app-store is funny that way (and not is a good way).  If you buy directly from Techsmith, you can upgrade at a discounted price point.  You may be also able to get the upgrade pricing if you contact customer support and have proof of your app store purchase. This is not my area of expertise though, so I couldn't say for certain.