.CAMSHORTCUTS File Extension

Camtasia Shortcut Set (Windows only)

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What is a CAMSHORTCUTS file?

A CAMSHORTCUTS file stores a set of keyboard shortcuts used by the Windows version of TechSmith Camtasia, a screen recording and editing application. It contains keyboard shortcuts and their associated actions in plain text. Camtasia users type shortcuts stored in a CAMSHORTCUTS file to perform various actions, such as exporting a project to a local file or jumping to the beginning of the timeline.

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Screenshot of a .camshortcuts file in TechSmith Camtasia 2023
CAMSHORTCUTS file open in TechSmith Camtasia 2023

Camtasia provides recording and video editing features for creating various types of videos, including tutorials and presentations. To quickly access some of these features, the software lets you configure shortcuts and export them to share with other users or another application installation.

To access the keyboard shortcuts in the Windows version of Camtasia, select Edit → Preferences → Shortcuts. After opening the Shortcuts tab, click the gear icon and select Export to export the keyboard shortcut set as a CAMSHORTCUTS file other Camtasia users can import.

NOTE: The macOS version of Camtasia saves keyboard shortcuts in .CAMSC files instead of CAMSHORTCUTS files.

How to open a CAMSHORTCUTS file

You can only open CAMSHORTCUTS files with the Windows version of TechSmith Camtasia. To open and add CAMSHORTCUTS files in Camtasia, you can double-click the file. You can also click the gear icon and select Import in the Shortcuts tab of the Camtasia preferences.

Opening a CAMSHORTCUTS file with a text editor

You can open CAMSHORTCUTS file with a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad or Microsoft WordPad. You may need to rename the .camshortcuts file extension to .txt for the text editor to recognize it.

When opened in a text editor, you can modify the properties of the CAMSHORTCUTS file. However, if you incorrectly edit the file, you may accidentally break the keyboard shortcuts.

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