In Premiere Elements 11, every time I delete a clip the rest of the clips after it snap to replace where the clip was deleted even if it is on a different track. Is there a way to have that not happen??
How are you deleting the Timeline clip in the Expert view?
If you have clips A, B, C, D side by side, right click C, and select Delete, there will be a gap in the C location after the deletion of C. Are you selecting Delete and Close Gap by any chance? What I have suggested should work even independant of track location.
Or are you in the Quick view?
If so, use the Expert view. But, since you mentioned "tracks", I think that you are in Expert view Timeline instead of Quick view filmstrip.
Please let us know the outcome.