Apple updated iMovie for the Mac today, making it a lot more like the iOS version.
First, the ‘New Project’ button is now easier to track down in the projects browser. It’s basically the first option in the library.
Apple also increased the thumbnail views for all movies, and lets you edit projects with a single click. When you click on a clip, it now selects the entire video instead of a portion.
If you do want a range instead of the clip, hold down the ‘R’ key and drag the slider to grab a piece of video from your clip.
Though it’s still a trackpad and keyboard experience, iMovie for Mac is a lot more like iOS with its default to select entire clips and range selection. Aesthetically, it’s also a bit more familiar for iOS users, which may encourage casual users to turn to it on the desktop, too.