With V8, I have lost most of my normal keyboard navigation options and found a bug:

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With V8, I have lost most of my normal keyboard navigation options and found a bug:

1) Using the + and - no longer zoom the timeline, but zooms the preview window, even if the play head is the last item clicked. (Video preview is in detached)

2) With the play head selected, the arrow keys no longer moves just the play head, but slide the timeline as well.

3) With play head at beginning of timeline, holding SHIFT+END does not highlight entire timeline anymore.
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Andy

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Steven Garske, Employee

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Hi Andy,

I'm sorry you're having problems with your normal navigation workflows.

As a general tip, most of the keyboard navigation shortcuts work best and most consistently if you also hold Ctrl down. A lot of them will work without it if the timeline has focus, but hold Ctrl down for best results regardless of where you're currently working in the editor.

1) This may be a bug with the video preview being detached. I'm able to zoom the timeline still if I use "Ctrl+Plus" or "Ctrl+Minus"

2) It could be that the scrollbar on the bottom of the timeline has focus in this case, in which you could get both controls responding to the arrow key. Try using Ctrl+Arrow keys and see if that stops the sliding.

3) You're right, Shift+End doesn't make a selection like it probably should. Again, if I do Ctrl+Shift+End it works.

We tried to simplify some of the navigation shortcuts if you had focus on the timeline, but obviously it's not correct in all cases. Hopefully using Ctrl helps with most of your problems. I agree that it shouldn't be necessary in some cases and hopefully we can address these issues down the road to make this process less frustrating.

Thanks for using Camtasia Studio 8 and sharing your feedback!

-Steven
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Andy

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Thanks. The CTRL+ works. Just something I need to get used to. Going to be hard braking a few years of habit.
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Michael Maardt

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I know some years ago, but exactly the same frustration I had. I am a Windows keyboard freak (to reduce mouse-related damages). The reply given is very strange, but it seems, that I have to find out, when to hold Ctrl and when not. Habits are hard to break ;-) but I hope the programmers had their good reasons to change the behaviour of the keys working on the timeline, which btw is very good in Camtasia Studio

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