The Time Shift Tool page of the manual states:
To prevent unwanted left or right movement while dragging, press and hold the > Ctrl > key while dragging.
However, when I do so, I get plenty of left/right movement, all of which is unwanted.
I’ve tried changing the order of the operations (i.e. Click-CTRL-Drag, Click-Drag-CTRL, CTRL-Click-Drag) to no avail. Is this a known issue? Is it a bug in the program? A bug in the manual? Or maybe I’m still somehow doing it wrong?
I searched for this issue in the forum (key: “vertical”) but didn’t see any mention of it.
I’m using the workaround of
- Select source clip
- Copy clip
- Deselect source track
- Use arrow keys and Enter to select target track
- Paste source clip
- Select and Delete original source clip
but it’d be nice just to be able to drag the clip vertically instead.
(Yes, I know I could save the last step by using Cut instead of Copy in step 2, but I’ve been using computers for a long time and have had power outages and crashes happen at extremely inopportune moments and I’d rather be certain I’m not going to lose the data than save a few seconds.)