Adjusting sensitivity of selection pointer

Maxell-LN wrote on 3/16/2017, 10:15 PM

Hello all.  Wanting to get some help today with how the pointer behaves in Sound Forge 9.0.  This is in relation to when it turns from a normal selection vertical arrow, into a horizontal grabber arrow.  

I've searched the internet, but because either noone has mentioned it, or I'm just using the wrong terminology, I can't seem to find the answer to my annoyance.

I'm using sound forge to digitise thousands of tracks from my CD and Vinyl collection, and then process each file (trim, fade, add silence, and so forth). 

My issue is the sensitivity of the cursor when selecting a portion of the file.  I'll click, hold down to make selection, then let go of mouse.  all good and well as seen in the below picture.

Then when I want to adjust the selection, making it shorter or longer, this is where things get annoying.

With my mouse, the area in which the cursor changes from a vertical pointer arrow into a horizontal arrow (grab arrow for grabbing the edge of the selection) is ridiculously sensitive.  I literally have to have the mouse RIGHT ON the EDGE to grab it.  Being that little bit out means Sound Forge assumes I've just clicked and I loose my entire selection.

I know when (but don't know why) when I used Sound Forge 6, the sensitivity was much more forgiving as shown with the blue bar, this is how far away the cursor would turn into a horizontal grabber.  Now with Sound Forge 9.0, the small red bar shows the very small area in which the pointer will turn into a horizontal grabber arrow.

My question is, does anyone know within the preferences or whatever, know how to increase the area or sensitivity?  I would like to get it to the sensitivity area of the blue bar I've drawn for demonstrating this issue.



rraud wrote on 3/17/2017, 3:15 PM

It may be easier if the timeline is enlarged somewhat. The + and - buttons at the bottom of the TL control that as well as up/down zoom. There are keyboard shortcuts as well which I don't currently recall.

Maxell-LN wrote on 3/17/2017, 6:20 PM

Thanks, but no, this makes no difference at all. During the processing of files, I often zoom in and out (using the mouse wheel) for editing at exact points.  

Again, just to confirm, the area in which the pointer turns into a horizontal grab arrow is much narrower then sound forge 6.  

Didn't think much of it at first, but when I bought this version off ebay last year, (shrink wrapped retail box), I've noticed my work flow has been less efficient and slower, now I know why; because one has to be so careful before clicking, not to loose the current selection.