The only way to change clips in the timeline is by dragging it with the mouse. For some elements, e.g. color, there is no direct way at all possible to see the duration of the clip since it is not shown in the properties.
It would be easier and more convenient to enter the length (as digits) in a field instead.
Yes, I know that, and I also use this. But still it is very inconvenient to do this only via mouse.
It is especially inconvient on a mid- to low-range computer.
My computer is normally capable of editing videos and all the other stuff, but extending those clips is very frustrating since there is some essential lag between moving the mouse and the reaction of Shotcut.
Even with a top-notch computer I’d prefer an input per keyboard since it is way faster (at least for me).
When would you use digital keyboard input for a clip length? I can only imagine when you want your transistions to have all the same length. Or if you show images to have them the same length. For the later you can set the default duration time. For the transistions (and alike) i would like to see a copy-paste of attributes - like copy to all selected items in timeline e.g. I know this feature from other editors where you can adjust all transistions or filter e.g. that you have selected in one step.
For normal clip editing i dont see a need for digital input as you normally do the cuts by viewing.
Exactly for this purpose I need that. I have several days (of a vaction) - every starting with a daily title and some images at the beginning. Now I wanted to extend them all (to the same length), and so I had to do this for every one with the mouse dragging. In other tools this is a task of seconds (what I’ve read).