Undo behavior changed between Camtasia 8 and 9

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In Camtasia 9 (build 1306), cutting or ripple deleting part of a .trec results in a stitch. Undoing the operation undoes both the stitch and the cut or ripple delete. This behavior is different from Camtasia 8, where performing an "undo" removes the stitch and a second "undo" is required to undo the cut or ripple delete. Is this change intended?

If so, I would like to voice my disapproval of the change. Sometimes I want a stitch, and sometimes I don't (like if I need to add a transition). A single undo is a quick and easy way to get an unstitched .trec. In Camtasia 9, I have to delete the portion I want to remove, and then drag the two pieces together.
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Joe Morgan

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The new way to un-stitch media in that situation is to hit the " Minus " Key right after cutting or ripple deleting.

Regards, Joe
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Joe, can you elaborate?

the "minus" key technique does not work for me ...

the listing of all CS9 shortcuts indicates that there is no shortcut for unstitch?

where am I going wrong?
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Maybe it's time for new glasses? I tested the short cut and it seemed to work perfectly.

Now I cannot make it work.

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Hi there.
I might be wrong but have you tried disabling auto-stitching in the Preferences menu? That might help.

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Thanks, Joe!

@VahePogossian, I don't want to disable auto-stitching because more often than not, I want something stitched after cutting/ripple deleting. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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Hi Jeremy,

Thank you for your feedback. I will bring this to the attention of the dev team.

It might be it was a simple oversight or, perhaps we put that option in the right-click menu to be the replacement workflow for this as we solved another issue users were having.

So, for now, you would do your cut, the stitch is created, right-click the stitch > Unstitch.

Thanks again for letting us know this interfered with your preferred workflow. It's important we understand these pain points for our users.

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