Please turn off this forsaken multiple projects ****!
If we wanted to use Avid Pro, we would've switched to it. There's a reason we hate it and use premier instead. Let's not be like Avid. It sucks. Make multiple projects optional. You're killing us, smalls!
Henry Rubin commented
Making graphics is one thing with Photoshop but I only need one time line at a time...I don't want multiple time lines, just one, the right one, the one I am working on...
Henry Rubin commented
How to turn OFF multiple time lines in Adobe Premier...PLEASE
It can be turned off. ;)
Adobe might not like it, and they'll actively tell you not to do it...
"Open the Console (Ctrl+F12 / Cmd+F12), switch to Debug Database View, then look for "FE.AllowMultipleOpenProjects" (they're all in alphabetical order) and change that to false."
Loooooooooots of good discussion in that thread, by the way.
Avinash Lobo commented
Viktor, each open project already has its own tab in the Project panel. What you seem to be suggesting is having an entirely independent and separate Premiere UI for each project.
Personally, I love the fact you can open multiple projects and seamlessly work between timelines.
Perhaps coloured Timeline tabs would be the ticket, but things can start looking pretty ugly. Maybe just different shades of grey, instead of different colours. I don't really know.
Having multiple projects open is already optional - don't open two projects simultaneously. And if you do, it's pretty trivial to close a project - click in the project panel and hit Ctrl+Shift+W to close it.
You still have the option to import a project into an existing project if you want to use the legacy method.
It would be nicer to have a tab for each project! And not mess-in one project to another. Make it clean like in google chrome ;)
Charles Lin commented
Jim, you obviously don't work in a professional environment with multiple pipelines going simultaneously.
If your habbit for years working in the software has been Ctrl-S, Ctrl-O...that's over a decade of muscle memory to overcome. Go back to class, Jim Simon - you're already wasting valuable time clicking "File."
Jim Simon commented