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Changes to Q/W trim feature making it not usable for me.

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It used to be, until 2 months ago, that on pressing q/w the clip selected would delete from the start/end to where the playhead was.

 

So I could take audio, video, with multiple tracks, and on one specific track decide to "delete everything before this".

 

However now, it does that, and moves the clip left, to where the start point was before, shifting everything out of sync, AND it creates cuts on ALL tracks.....

 

I basically have to use the red arrow drag with mouse technique now, which is MUCH slower.

There's probably a setting somewhere to set it to the old behaviour, but I can't find it anywhere.

 

Can someone help?  Why are there not lots of people shouting about this?

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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Changes to Q/W trim feature making it not usable for me.

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It used to be, until 2 months ago, that on pressing q/w the clip selected would delete from the start/end to where the playhead was.

 

So I could take audio, video, with multiple tracks, and on one specific track decide to "delete everything before this".

 

However now, it does that, and moves the clip left, to where the start point was before, shifting everything out of sync, AND it creates cuts on ALL tracks.....

 

I basically have to use the red arrow drag with mouse technique now, which is MUCH slower.

There's probably a setting somewhere to set it to the old behaviour, but I can't find it anywhere.

 

Can someone help?  Why are there not lots of people shouting about this?

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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When you get something changed like this, it's a good idea to simply look through the preferences options. Have you tried changing the options selected in the Preferences/Trim dialogue, and see what happens?

 

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Thanks, I tried them, and it doesn't affect this issue.

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Check your track targeting, just have the one lit up that you want to target for the q/w.

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Changing targetting for each edit is quite a pain compared to the process I had before.  I thought that q/w were very common editing tools, so I am surprised there's not more noise about this, which makes me think it's not like this for everyone...

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I use Q/W regularly, and they work just as expected for me. And with the modifier keys, Alt and Shift, they can basically do all sorts of edits.

Check your keyboard shortcuts, or test them with modifier keys, see what works for you.

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Choosing which tracks to target made no impact.  All were affected.

 

I have never changed these keyboard shortcuts from the detaults.

 

shift and ctrl+alt have different descriptions, (Extend previous edit to playhead, and Trim previous edit to playhead), but did the same thing

trim to end with w doesn't trim to the end, it trims as much as the shortest track...

The command for q is "go to in point", "ripple trim previous edit to playhead".

I don't know what the go to in point is for, as it doesn't

I also think I expect a trim, not ripple trim.

 

In any case, something has changed, and I guess I will have to custom create all my shortcuts to match the behaviour it had.

These shortcuts can take up more time than they save!

 

Thanks for trying to help.

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