It's, for better or worse, the program's default setting. There's no way to change it.
Thank you, Steve. Have a nice weekend and a great Easter!
I would like to keep this question open for a short time, in case anyone has a plug-in or work-around for me.
I am not at my home computer right now. I will not be there until Monday afternoon.
Can I have a rain check due Monday afternoon for offering comment on this?
Ready to make good on my IOU.
I puzzled over this and am not sure what you are seeing here when you wrote
In other words, I'd like to TURN OFF the default way that Premiere Elements relentlessly selects Video1 after completing an editing action
If I have edited on Audio 2, nothing is selected until I select it, be it Video 1 or other - no relentlessly selects Video 1.....
Example - if I have a file with video and audio on Video 1/Audio 1, music on Audio 2, and a file with video and audio on Video3/Audio 3.....
a. If I am working on the Audio 2 and it is selected and want to edit Video 1 or Video 3, the highlight will be where I clicked - Video 3 if I selected the file there.
b. I would use the Shift key if I wanted Audio 2 content and Video 1 or 3 content selected at the same time. But, most options do not work with more than one file selected at a time.
I am just not in sync with
I have to continually click on that clip Audio 2 in the timeline to make another edit. It wastes a TON of time and effort. Is there any way to KEEP the track or clip that I'm working on selected?
Especially the TON. What am I overlooking?
Thanks for responding. It's actually a simpler problem than I described, but it's still very very annoying while I'm trying to edit. Let me try again:
Whenever I have selected any clip above the Audio1/Video1 combined track, and press "Play", then press "Stop" when finished (or do the same thing by hitting the spacebar to play and stop), the selection returns to the A1/V1 track.
My frustration happens because I'm tweaking the audio, or setting and adjusting other FX on the video or audio clips, THEN PLAY to review my results, THEN STOP to continue adjusting the FX or adjustments. The clip I'm working on has to be selected again and again and again.
Because A1/V1 are automatically selected at <STOP>, I also have to RE-locate and RE-select the correct item in the "Adjust" palette or the "Applied Effects" palette again and again and again.
Sorry that I described it poorly before.
I am considering going back to Premiere Elements 10, the previous version I purchased. Although it does the same RE-selection of A1/V1 all the time, it seemed simpler regarding the parameter adjustments during repeated tweak/play/stop/tweak-again cycles.
Any recommendations you would like to make will be appreciated. Thanks.
Thanks for the additional description of your issue. Interesting.
Have you tried to work with Video Track 2/Audio Track 2 as your starting tracks instead of Video Track 1/Audio Track 1?
No, I haven't tried that. Interesting idea! I will try it later this week and let you know. Thanks.