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Is there a way to disable clips from snapping to the cursor?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Is there a way to disable clips from snapping to the cursor? Often times I move clips around and want them to snap to each other but if the cursor is nearby they want to snap to it instead. I then have to move the cursor for it to snap properly to the clip. I'm sure I'm not the only one that finds this very annoying.

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Make sure this is off

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~Jake

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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There is no cursor in the timeline. There is a CTI - Current Time Indicator. Holding down Shift will cause the in or out-point of a layer to snap to the CTI or the nearest Marker, Keyframe, or Layer In or Out point. The Snapping switch in the Toolbar has nothing to do with snapping in the timeline. It controls Anchor Point snapping and layer position snapping in the Composition Panel. If you do not hold down Shift, there should be no Snapping in the Timeline panel. If your system is snapping without holding down Shift try resetting your preferences. 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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OK, so I mistakingly called the CTI a cursor. My bad. That still doesn't answer my question and I'm not sure you are following me. Am I the only one that has a problem with clips snapping to the CTI instead of the clips when the CTI is too close to the clips I'm trying to snap to? This has got to be the most annoying thing on earth when trying to edit. Is there a way to keep the clip I'm trying to move from snapping to the CTI, and only snap to the clip??

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Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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If the layer or a keyframe snaps to the CTI, then the shift key is being held down. No shift key = no snapping.  If your system is snapping without holding down the shift key, try resetting your preferences. 

 

Layer in and out points will always snap to the start of the nearest frame. You should get two snaps if the CTI is one or two frames away from a layer's in or out point. If there is a visible keyframe in the timeline and the three are close together, you should get 3 snaps. Here is the normal behavior.

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Sep 10, 2022 Sep 10, 2022

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Rick is right. I tried to test it and for some reason, I thought it did enable snapping in the timeline😅 Timeline snapping does only occur when holding shift.


~Jake

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