This seems like it should be obvious but I can't figure out how to select only the video or the audio independently from one another. So when I want to add an effect layer for instance it tells me effects can only be applied to one strip. I also continually place cuts on the audio strip without desiring to and so forth.
I would add that I'm using Blender Velvets Goldmine (Ctrl + Two-finger click doesn't work) and am only using a touchpad. But looking through the manuals and trying to search this problem has not helped me solve this. Going a bit mad by now.