why audio gain won't replace dragging the audio on the timeline

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I record with a nice samson usb mic (c03u) and even with mic input on max in the recorder, the audio bars on the timeline are always really low.  the settings are maxed in windows too

The audio is clean but the volume low, so i
1) want it louder for listeners
2) i want the audio bars bigger to make it easier to do fine editing because the higher they are, the easier it is to find peaks and values where words typically end and start for splicing sentences and screw ups together.

i've been complaining for years you can't set an actual level when you drag the audio bar higher.  This ver they added audio gain, which is a separate setting from dragging the bar, which they say only to use to vary the volume on the timeline. 

but changing the gain doesn't make the audio bars bigger so it's only a partial solution for me
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Hello ethan.rabinowitz.
Have you tried adjusting the "Track Height" 

"Mirror Waveform"

To be honest,I'm not sure what's going on with your mic input.

I'm not suggesting your using a poor quality mic. However, there's a reason it isn't loud enough in the first place and it may or may not be the 48,000 sample rate? I don't know why your having this problem.Have you tried contacting tech support?I know Yeti mics are great mics but a lot of users report incompatibility problems with Camtasia.If you're in the same boat, moving on may be the only solution.
I've been using a  headset mic myself with noise canceling for over 4 years now.The audio is always loud enough.Plus, most of the distracting ambient noise never gets picked up.So there's no audio degradation incurred by trying to filter it out in post.
Although, I run my audio through audio Adobe Audition as part of my normal workflow. Here is a typical audio waveform as captured through my mic.