When I am adding key callouts, + button is showing up. How can I show only ctrl and shift buttons without + on the canvas ?

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Sherzod

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I have used two approaches for this.

First
- Create one callout with CTRL+A or another small key
- Create one callout with SHIFT only
- Place SHIFT so that it covers A

Second
- Create your own plus sign
- Combine with separate CTRL and SHIFT callouts, group, add to library

I use mostly the second approach as explained here
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@Sherzod
Are you using a virtual Windows system on a Mac such as Parallels?

I do the similar to Antlet. 
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I have the same problem in my 8.6 version of Camtasia! I watched a video (0604 - Working with Callouts) from the course Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training, at Lynda.com, where the teacher say to hold the CTRL and SHIFT keys, and then click in the callout. He was using an older version of Camtasia (8.0 something). But in my version of Camtasia, when I hold the CTRL and SHIFT keys and then click in the callout, a PLUS sign is added togheter! And there is no way to get rid of that plus sign!

I think that the solution proposed by the user ANTLET works, but maybe there is an easier way, like I see in the Lynda course.
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Jorge Aramuni

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A temporary solution is to add a CTRL callout, and then copy it and paste in another track; then change it to SHIFT and move it to the side.
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I too use multiple callouts that are positioned at same place, one over the other on timeline, and arranged to display side-by-side in canvas

I keep a template callout in Library to use whenever needed, so I don't have to bother picking one from the callout UI
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That's the solution we have in hands, Kayakman, but I think Techsmith should fix the + sign issue!