Click+drag selection box no longer selecting video unless I drag beyond top of track

New Here ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Suddenly, the way the click+drag box functions in the selection tool has changed for me in Premiere. I can swear the tool used to select whatever clip the box touched, video or audio. It didn't require the bounds of the box go entirely around a clip, the way it is defaulted in AVID. But a couple days ago I fired up Premiere and it was no longer selecting video clips unless I draged the box beyond the upper boundary of the video track. Oddly, the box does select audio clips the old way, selecting anything it touches. I've uploaded screenshots below:

I will say, after 6 years of using Premiere as a full-time AE, this is the first time I've ever had to post on the Support Community, because this is the first time I haven't been able to find an answer to a question by searching for it (kudos to everyone for having such an amazing support community). So has anyone had this problem before? I can't find a setting anywhere to change it. Did I suddenly have a lapse in memory, and has the selection tool always functioned this way?

 

Thanks!

 

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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I believe this is a mac only known issue.

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Actually, I'm on Windows.

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Cannot reproduce. Which Pr build are you using.

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Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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14.7

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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I'm not getting that either

Win2004, PP 14.7

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Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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Perhaps you Windows screen scaling on? If so, set it to 100% (Recommended) perhaps reboot and give it a try.

 

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Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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this is happening to me too. Driving me bonkers. Presents as a deliberate 'fix' to a non-existent problem. If you're going to change/add a feature like this - at least give your users the chance to 'switch to original'.

They did this not so long ago with the ordering of Graphics elements in the Effect Controls tab. Really irritating.

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Marquee selection fails to select video track was fixed in 14.8.

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