Project Panel Ignores Workspace Position
Since 13.1.0 I've noticed the project panel sporadically will ignore the last place you docked it, even if you save your workspace. Having saved it in the upper left corner of the UI, upon re-launching Premiere it's frequently docked in a lower left panel, even after selecting "Reset to Saved Layout".
Oscar Dahl commented
This is getting silly. It's been over two years since this was first reported.
Robert Higgs commented
I was frustrated by this for all of the last build. I was hoping it would be fixed in v15, but no dice. As someone who has to switch between projects all day this is something that becomes a major pebble in the shoe.
Dominic M commented
Despite spending hours with Adobe support on this once, they haven't been able to figure it out. I suspect the issue is due to Premiere now supporting multiple projects open at once, so there is no longer a definitive 'Project panel' in the same way there's a single 'Program Monitor', for example.
I have discovered a workaround, however, which is good enough for my workflow. The project panel seems to follow wherever the Media Browser lives. If I want the project panel to load in the top-left, for example, simply moving the Media Browser to this spot and saving the workspace seems to reliably get the project panel to show up top-left also.
Given that I often want to see both the Media Browser and Project Panel at once, this isn't ideal, but because of the way I have my workspace set up, 'parking' the Media Browser for my saved workspace and then moving it out to a different pane when I need it at least saves me from having to rearrange the sizing of everything else whenever I start a new project.
On a separate issue, Mike -
The feature you're looking for exists, under Window -> Workspaces -> Import Workspace from Projects. It's a silly spot for that option, but I've found that it does at least work for me.
Let's add this to the complaint list.
I work at a major national broadcast network, putting together documentaries and half-hours for their D2 channels. As such, I'm always getting Premiere projects (thank jah they standardized on the best!), from our stations.
And one of the most egregious instances of Workspace misuse is; when I open one of these projects...it opens using the Workspace that the originating editor created and uses.
Now, it's been sort of educational, seeing all the organizational schemes, both good and bad, that other cutters use.
But I ask you, Adobe...WHY on jah's green earth would I want to see someone else's Workspace?
MAKE. WORKSPACES. USER. DEPENDENT. Not project dependent.
Just like Avid. Is that too much to ask?
Stéphane Augé commented
The bug is still there. The Project panel never stays at the place I put it.
Ann Bens commented
Come on guys! JDI
Paul Robion commented
This bug occurs everytime I create a new project, or open a project from another user ("Import workspaces from users" is unchecked).
It also sets the metadata profile back to default, which is also extremely annoying.
What is the point of saving workspaces if it's destroyed every 2 days ? Adobe PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, I cannot believe how long this has been going on
Oh, please. Adobe's implementation of "workspaces" is weak. And COULD be so much simpler.
Tie Workspaces to the USER, NOT the Project.
Damian Niebler commented
Still happening in June 2020... please fix this already. Project Panel will just default back to bottom left when I create new projects even when selecting my saved workspace. It's as if it has ignored my project panel placement when I saved the workspace.
David Hannigan commented
I hope this gets fixed! Every time I open a project the project panel is either undocked next to the other panels or on a completely different side of my dual monitors. Not very professional! Thx
Justin Taylor commented
I spoke too soon, the issue came back today. I re-created all my workspaces and I'm still having several panels not staying in place upon relaunch and even resetting them. The project panel seems to be the most buggy.
Justin Taylor commented
I nuked all my workspaces and re-created them and it seems to be working now.
Yup. Hope this gets a million votes, it's really irritating #twostepsforwardonestepback