BUG: fix bin as separate window
The PPRo preferences panel clearly sets out three ways to invoke separate window for each bin in the very first panel, General: Doubleclicik, press Command or Option.
None of these function. That's a boo-boo. A big hairy writhing boo-boo.
Best, as always,
Loren Miller commented
Appending my bug report on displaying Bins as separate windows:
Yes, the commands DO work. But they generate and place bins way out of the "G world." To explain:
Many editors work with multiple monitors, often side by side. I don’t have the space to spread them out laterally. So I have a three-monitor setup like a pyramid, arranged with a 27” LG 4K atop two 21” HD Acer’s. The world is continuous and the mouse cursor can move easily up-down-across between any of them.
I don’t know about Windows systems, but Apple easily supports this arrangement in Display Prefs and it’s excellent for both editing and finishing operations in one app: Premiere Pro. Premiere’s superb customization allows such arrangements.
I place Premiere’s Program Monitor window in the top screen. That is all. Nothing else is expected in this space- it’s for 709 reference and client viewing.
The two lower HD screens are occupied by everything else. I have the Project pane, History, Marker panels, Effects, Big Timecode on the left monitor. I have Timeline panels and Source monitor, with Audio, Lumetri and Scopes panes on the right.
For me, this is nirvana. I saved this arrangement as a Triple-screen workspace, and Premiere honors it every time I boot up.
When it comes to pulling bins out into separate windows, I have always expected that each appear aside the Project panel, like in Avid, or classic FCP 7.
Well, the existing code seems to place a bin window in the topmost monitor, perhaps assuming that this is the top edge of the monitor holding the Project pane.
But it’s not. The world includes space above the lower monitors.
I wouldn’t even think of looking up there, I just thought the commands were broken. But finally I had nowhere else to look, and dragged Program pane aside, and lo, there was the bottom half of a bin window I had invoked— and no way to get it back down. The bin window shoots up BEHIND the Program monitor, and its top half is out of reach: the bin cannot even be dragged back down to where it belongs— until user REBOOTS.
When I restarted Premiere, the entire Bin window appears- still parked in the upmost monitor, but now appearing in whole, allowing me to drag it down by title bar to the screen it belongs in. This is great, but real disruption to workflow.
A second boot confirms the bin stays where put.
AMENDED: The quick fix supplied at the bottom of the Workspaces submenu is "Reset to Saved Layout"- a lifesaver. Evert window snaps back to its intended position and bins fall back into the window in which they were generated.
Best, as always,