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Jan 05, 2018

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Hi,

It seems there is no way to scroll horizontally on the timeline view? It only scrolls vertically and there is no modifier (control, alt, etc) that allows you to do that. It would be an understatement to say this is really inconvenient and it's unacceptable to have to click and drag on the bar to move my timeline around.

I understand Adobe has not provided an answer on this that I have found at least. Does anyone have a workaround for this?

Appreciate any input on this.

Best,

Jonny.

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Running the latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 18 on 64b - Windows 10

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Cannot scroll timeline horizontally

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Hi,

It seems there is no way to scroll horizontally on the timeline view? It only scrolls vertically and there is no modifier (control, alt, etc) that allows you to do that. It would be an understatement to say this is really inconvenient and it's unacceptable to have to click and drag on the bar to move my timeline around.

I understand Adobe has not provided an answer on this that I have found at least. Does anyone have a workaround for this?

Appreciate any input on this.

Best,

Jonny.

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Running the latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 18 on 64b - Windows 10

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My timeline scrolls as I move the playhead along it. I can also set the playhead to jump from cut to cut on the timeline as well as to jump to a specific spot. I can also move my view of the timeline by dragging the slider along the bottom of the timeline.

Are you trying to do something else? There's not a keyboard shortcut for sliding your view of the timeline without moving the playhead, if that's what you're asking.

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Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to respond. I don't mean mean moving along the timeline in playback. When you say "I can also move my view of the timeline by dragging the slider along the bottom of the timeline" - that's exactly what I want to do except most other video editing programs allow you to use the mouse wheel instead of having to drag the damn bar.

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I agree its a big pain scrolling horizontal.

a modifier key should be added.

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You're quite right Jonny. This is an obviously serious omission from such an important GUI as PRE. Prem Pro too.

Just imagine an enlarged PDF that your can grab with a mouse-grip and move its pages around. With Visio diagrammer you hold Ctrl and Alt and similarly move the page around. XnView has a settable grip that grabs pages and moves them. More...

Computers are an analogue of our physical world, and in that we most certainly move pages around, slide canvases or shove our work to suit us.

Yes, we all know about Windows' horizontal scroll-bars and blocks within them, but they're a small target, over-sensitive and distracting.

Adobe - of all the quirkiness-for-the-sake-of-it that you implement in your products, please put a simple horizontal scroll of the timeline function into your editor. A simple benefit for users.

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I was just checking out the free trial and saw that the timeline could not be horizontally scrolled with the mouse. That's  a deal breaker for me. I don't care if you have to use shift, control, shift+control, or whatever to enable horizontal scroll with the mouse wheel, but for goodness sake, something should enable it.

 

Additionally, there does not seem to be a way to easily expand each track vertically. I have grown acustomed to being able to expand or contract all tracks vertically in other software I use. The use case here is, sometimes I need to see the audio wave. For instance, suppose I want to match up an audio track with a video track. I'm working on one now where I recorded a music performance live. The performance used a backing track. That backing track didn't come out too well on the recording, so I'm adding it in as an audio track. It would be nice to be able to expand all the tracks vertically with some keyboard modifier + mouse wheel. As it was, I had to manually drag each to expand them. Then I had to drag them again to contract them.

 

It looks like a nice program, but I really don't want to be fighting an interface in a program that you have to pay for. So, I'll be moving on to something else.

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Thanks for sharing, fp. That's the purpose of the free trial -- to find out if the program fits your workflow.

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