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New to Pr: How to rearrange edit? Ctrl+Alt seems to overwrite clip instead

Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2021 Aug 27, 2021

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New to the app and finding something that should be simple so frustrating.

I want to move clips (video and audio) from the source panel or from within the timeline panel around on the timeline. For examples clips A, B, C, and D and I want to move clip D to now become A, D, B, and C.

I click on the clip on the timeline/source panel, press Ctrl+Alt and the rearrange edit symbol comes over. When I move the clip...it just overwrites what is there instead of pushing it to the right.

Can anyone explain this to me? Most sites I find all say Ctrl+Alt is the simple way and everything shifts but I am not getting that at all.

I am able to get this to work if I move a clip to the end of my timeline but I cannot move clips around within my timeline.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 27, 2021 Aug 27, 2021
Dont use ctrl+alt when moving clips from source panel into the timeline. Ctrl+alt is just for swapping clips, which are already in the timeline, around. If you want to insert a clip from the source panel into the timeline then you use Insert (,) or drag and hold down ctrl.

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Aug 27, 2021 Aug 27, 2021

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Dont use ctrl+alt when moving clips from source panel into the timeline.

Ctrl+alt is just for swapping clips, which are already in the timeline, around.

 

If you want to insert a clip from the source panel into the timeline then you use Insert (,) or drag and hold down ctrl.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you Ann.

The (,) trick sounds swell.

I am still have issues within the timeline swap with what all parties indicate Ctrl+alt is the trick to help.

I am moving a clip from the end of my timeline to the middle and it overwrites a portion of the clip I am placing it next to (so the timeline isn't moving over to accommodate the swap). What could cause that. I am pressing Ctrl+Alt and guiding it over.

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It looks like I have to hit Ctrl+Alt at the same exact time (and hard) and then drag it over. Then it seems to work 1 in every 4 tries

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You don't need to select Ctrl and alt at the same time.

I usually select the clip, move it to about the spot in the timeline I want it to drop,

Still holding the clip with my mouse, pressing Ctrl and a tad later Alt.

Then moving (still holding ctrl+alt) the clip to the spot I want it to insert and let go of the mouse.

Then let go of ctrl+alt.

Depending on the front or back of the clip you will see these (rearrange) icons.

 

Cur_RearrangeLeft_1_1@3x.png

Cur_RearrangeRight_1_1@3x.png

  

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks for the insight. I certanly see that little icon! I tried what you just said but it just leaves a gap in the timeline from where I moved from. The Ctrl+Alt method is working every now and then so I amy just stick through with it. Thanks!

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Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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Try a different keyboard.

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Wow! Thank you, it's helpful. So my question is, is it applicable in all
the versions of premiere pro. My name is Ahadi, film alumni from DRC. I use
premiere pro CC2019

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