Update Media from Media Bin

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I often have the need to update media in a project where the media has already been added and exists in the Media Bin.

When choosing to use the Update Media option, it simply opens a browser allowing me to navigate to and choose the media to update with. But it's already there in the Media Bin.

What I would hope to see is an ability to click and drag from the Media Bin and drop the new media on top of the existing media to perform an update.
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Rick Stone

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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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I'm confused. You want to drag media from the media bin to new media in the media bin and have it update? Are you meaning replace media on the timeline with media from the media bin?
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Rick Stone

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Sorry I wasn't very clear. (Funny how things in your mind are clear as a bell sometimes when you are writing, but they don't seem to come out right)

Yes, I have media in the Media bin. And other media on the Timeline. And I often need to replace what is on the Timeline with a piece of media I've already added to the Media Bin.

In a perfect world, I'd be able to just drag from the Media Bin and drop the desired media on top of the media on the Timeline I want to replace. And ideally, Camtasia might prompt me to either add it as a new element or to replace the element I dropped it on with the one I dragged.
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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lesley.mesarchik

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Hi Brooks,
I have Camtasia 2020 and many of my slides need to be updated in an existing project. Is there an easy way to update the media in the media bin without having to drag them to the timeline and replace the old slides?
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Clint Hoagland, Employee

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You can select the media on the timeline and right-click the media in the Media Bin. The Replace options are also in the context menu there. It's a bit faster because you don't have to wait for the green rectangle to appear, which can take a few seconds on a larger project.