i tried a search for help on this but my search terms are either incorrect or vague due to inexperience i had no success. i'm not sure i can even explain the problem that well.
when editing, i want to remove something - say a video clip - from the timeline when there is content to the right of the clip (i.e. later than) i wish to remove. when i delete the clip, that leaves a hole in my timeline so i want to move everything to the right of the cursor left to take up the space (to remove the gap in the timeline).
the problem i am having is that i have to move every single clip on the timeline individually and this takes ages plus it removes all my transitions which i have to add back in. is there a way to move everything together?
Right click on the empty space in the timeline and select Ripple Delete. You may have to lock other tracks to enable ripple delete.
If not already using it, you might also want to read the Help file about the timeline Track Select Tool.