Fix workspace bugs
I can't use Workspaces right now as they don't seem to remember which monitor is being used for which window set in place for the workspace. I'll save a workspace with my main window and timeline on monitor 1 and when I reload the project the next day, the window has shifted to monitor 2 with the other windows on top of it. I also often get a blank window when loading a previously saved workspace. The saved workspace now seems completely useless and I have to start from scratch with creating my workspace. Workspaces are unusable for me right now.
Theo Kooijmans commented
The only way to fix this is to create an empty startup project with a prefered sequence and layout setting.
Save in this project your workspace and other panel settings.
Protect this project in explorer with read only setting.
put a link to it on your desktop and use it whenever you like to start with a new project.
After that use save as to go on.
(I agree however that you should be able to create workspaces which are global!)
Jeremiah Scavo commented
Have they fixed this? It's driving me insane.
Fernando Canhete commented
I'm really upset with Adobe. I've been using Premiere Pro for a while, and now it's almost unusable.
Been thru support several times, and nothing has changed.
I noticed literally just today that you can save bin view presets. This might help you, try it out!
Roger Averdahl commented
Using one monitor only and having issues with workspaces as well. Sometimes changes i have done are not remebered, such as Icon View or List View, Preview Area or not. Though i have saved the workspace resetting it won´t work and i must manually do all changes once again. It seems that the file management for the workspaces are the issue. If i save a workspace i expect one (1) file in C:\Users\UserName\Documents\Adobe\Premiere Pro\14.0\Profile-Name\Layouts so i can just lock that file and make it read only. That corrupted everything.
Please fix this and make it solid. This is one of the basic features that just shall work, all the time, forever. Having issues for years is pathetic.
John Ruthven commented
On PP CC 2020, build 14.04, my workspaces for dual screen were working fine - now suddenly they are a mess - all my saved formats are jumble and they all only open on one screen - even the built in presets like 'editing'. Very odd (and another productivity waster as you work out how to fix it or manually have to set it out each time you open up the programme).
Matt Young commented
Another update - this time to Premiere 2020 - and the problem hasn't been fixed. Making windows stay where you put them is not considered worth Adobe's time, I suppose.
I also encountered this issue.
I can't only drag the project panel to the second monitor.
I save the layout but every time I start a whole new project,the project panel is grouped with effects panel on the main monitor.
I have to also drag the effects panel along with project panel to the second monitor.
I have huge problem with custom workspaces in Premiere Pro CC2019. In my case when I use my custom workspace it always looks different after relaunch of the program. Of course I saved my custom workspace and unchecked "Import workspace from project", and workspace sync is disabled. On first screenshot there is my desired worspace. On second screenshot you can see what the workspace looks right after rebooting the program. On a third screenshot you can see what happens when I load second project. These screenshots are only examples, everytime I open the program, workspace looks different. In this case I've changed "Assembly" workspace, but it doesn't matter, if I create brand new workspace, problem still exists.
Joel Ferland commented
I have Premiere Pro CC 2019 in a dual screen setup and even if I save my window configuration to a new Workspace, when I start a new project or open another project, the project panel is always elsewhere and I have to manually move the project panel back to where I want it to be (top left of my left screen). Then after that, even if I save changes to the workspace, when I switch projects, it's back elsewhere.
Matt Young commented
Six months later, and despite a big Premiere update this bug has not been fixed.
Oliver Siegel commented
I've switched to dual monitor setup recently, and find everything is working well (saving and resetting the layout) except one thing:
The project panel keep getting grouped with the effects panel. I like to have them separate.
I wonder if a partial fix has been deployed?
Philip Owens commented
I use a dual monitor setup and see all the problems described by others here. The most common problem I see is that once I've set up my dual-screen workspace, I can reopen the project the next day and it all be fine - or, the Project window has been moved back to the main monitor with the second monitor left empty. It seems utterly random. Also see big problems when opening other projects with conflicting workspace settings.
Zack Bender commented
I have my "Editing" workspace customized to 2 displays. The two issues I run into constantly have to do with the Project panel. When I switch between projects, it often moves "Project" to a different panel, or to a brand new window. This throws off the entire workspace, shifting other panels (Effects, Source Monitor, Effect Controls) to where the "Project" is supposed to be. Hitting "Reset to Saved Layout" sometimes does nothing, or it just puts the Project panel in a different location, typically a new tab on my Source Monitor. This issue also messes with the layout of the metadata in the Project panel. I have a very specific list of metadata that's important to my day-to-day work, and the only way to get that back is to right-click into the Metadata Display, select my saved preset, then go into the Project window and reorganize and change the spacing for every single tab. This is a very time-consuming process that I do almost every day.
I am very careful about only ever having one project window up, because I've run into many issues in the past with multiple bins open in different panels.
These issues happen most frequently when opening projects created before 13.0.2, or opening projects from other editors. Projects that I've started recently on my personal workstation are capable of maintaining my latest workspace, but I am constantly referencing other editors' projects and revisiting old projects.
Everyone in the office is on a Mac, running the same versions of Premiere Pro and Mac OS X (currently on Mojave 10.14.3).
I have had a lot of issues with custom-workspaces, from effects not finding my graphics card to having my entire system wiped of adobe because a custom workspace froze a project. It is a great concept and really speeds up my workflow when they work, but I often find more bad than good. It seems that I find another bug every time I a workaround and it doesn't seem like adobe plans to patch any of these any time soon.
For problems with windows being moved offscreen - try grabbing a corner and resizing the window while holding "OPT" or "Shift-OPT". This has been a problem for me for the longest and only have just found this workaround. Also works in AE. Have also read that "CMD+/" may work for this issue but have not tried it yet.
Philip Owens commented
Workspaces are a great idea but are a total mess. Windows can be moved offscreen and be unable to be recovered. Workspaces get forcibly overwritten in certain circumstances where you've got a different monitor config. And because there are only usually two OS windows (which contain many tabs and Premiere 'windows', Workspaces don't remember the position of the OS windows. It's still a bit of a buggy mess, frankly.
I am using last version 13.0.2 and workspace still not correctly restored with new project !!!!!!
Same! When I saved workspace and after open Premier....its different
Oliver Siegel commented
Same. Workspace feature is pretty much broken and doesn't work anymore.