If the skimmer is active it doesn’t matter what tool you’re using the skimmer will skim in the timeline. Could you post some screenshots of what you’re doing where that include the tool you’re using. ⇧ ⌘ 3 will take a full screenshot that includes the pointer.
I'm not sure I know what you mean, I only have one viewer window?
Yes, you can "skim" the clip with the transform tool activated but I can't seem to do it without clicking and dragging. And I don't want to have to click + drag. And I'm not talking about the browser here, I am talking about the clip skimming on the timeline. Sorry for confusion! Thanks for the help!
With the transform tool enabled navigating to the timeline does not allow you to skim the clip. To move the skimmer I have to click on the timeline. Enabling/disabling the skimmer does absolutely nothing. I am not new to FCP & this has always bothered me.
Am I using the wrong terminology? The transform tool is [Shift + T] the viewer is what lets you preview the clip & the skimmer is the red line that moves with your mouse as you "skim" the timeline. What I am saying is "skimming" the timeline doesn't work with the transform tool enabled even though I am hovering over the timeline. If I click the timeline that simply moves the playhead (which has turned red with the transform tool, the color of the skimmer) - And still that does not allow you to skim. I have to exit the transform tool and skim the clip/play it back to preview my edit then go back into the transform tool (Shift + T) and make adjustments. This just seems like an extra step. How can I better explain this? What further screenshots do you want me to provide?
I just confirmed that since the last update, the skimmer won't work in the Timeline (but works in the Browser) while the Transform is enable in the Viewer. It never was like this before, I've worked with both before. But since the last update, you have to disable Transform in the Viewer before you can use the Skimmer in the Timeline. B-U-G!
It's crazy that this bug still persists after YEARS of this being the case. I have provided feedback before and just did again. I have no idea why it's still happening. As far as bugs go this should be a priority.