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Question about customizing the browser 31 Aug 2020 18:51 #109750

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I hope I properly explain my two questions. When I use the list view of all the clips, how do I customize it so that only clips I drag on to the timeline have the right-pointing triangle appear? I find that inconsistent. Sometimes it works as I'd like, sometimes every clip has the triangle regardless of use.
Also, is there a way to permanently change the start, end, duration, etc to just show what I need and in the order I want?
Thank you --- Gary

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Question about customizing the browser 01 Sep 2020 08:08 #109766

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Make a Smart Collection tthat shows only Used Media, and perhaps one showing only Unused Media.

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Question about customizing the browser 02 Sep 2020 03:42 #109777

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The triangle shows up anytime you add a keyword, select a range, mark as favorite, etc. to a clip. A smart collection is the way to go.

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Question about customizing the browser 02 Sep 2020 09:42 #109781

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Technically it is called a "Disclosure Arrow" or triangle. Click it, it twirls to point downward, and reveals more information.

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Question about customizing the browser 02 Sep 2020 13:26 #109791

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I'd like to thank everyone who replied - but - my fault - I didn't describe the question properly so the answers aren't applicable. Say I'm working on a BIRDS compilation video and I import 17 clips of various birds. The way FCP used to behave is only after a drag a specific would the disclosure arrow even appear; there would be no arrows for the remainders. It was helpful to know which clips I might still choose. Now they are all "arrowed" where the I use them or not. Is this a better explanation? Again, thank you all.

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Question about customizing the browser 03 Sep 2020 03:49 #109812

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When you viewed the clips after import did you set any favorites or rejected clips? If you did you will get the disclosure arrow.

Have you clicked on the arrow to open up the drop down list to see what is there?

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Question about customizing the browser 03 Sep 2020 14:30 #109819

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The thing of it is - the way it used to be up until the latest update, and the way I'd like it to be again if possible if for there to be NO arrows until I choose a clip and drag it to the timeline. See, I don't know if I want it or not until a watch it in the timeline. Now I get arrows with arrows immediately upon import.

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Question about customizing the browser 04 Sep 2020 11:38 #109839

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Sounds like you have make keywords from folder names or tags selected in import options.

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Question about customizing the browser 04 Sep 2020 15:45 #109851

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I agree with Tom. If you are tagging your clips and folders in the Finder and have the Keywords boxes checked when importing the tags will come along with the clips and you will get the disclosure arrow. Click on it to see the tags.


I imagine this is how you want them to come in.


1. Clip imported with no Finder tags. This is what you want.
2. Clip imported with Finder tags and Keywords boxes checked. This is probably what you are getting.
3. Clip imported with Finder tags and Keywords boxes NOT checked. This is another way to get what you want.

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Question about customizing the browser 04 Sep 2020 22:05 #109855

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YES! That solved it. MANY thanks. Now anyone want to try this one:
Also, is there a way to permanently change the start, end, duration, etc to just show what I need and in the order I want?
Thank you --- Gary

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Question about customizing the browser 04 Sep 2020 22:38 #109856

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Right-click a column heading, and turn on/off what you want.
Click and drag column headings to reorder them.

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Question about customizing the browser 04 Sep 2020 22:39 #109857

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I was hoping there was some way to make my preferred configuration permanent. I have to reconfigure every time I close the program..

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Question about customizing the browser 05 Sep 2020 10:24 #109860

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Trash preferences and start again. It should stick. Does for me.

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