Option to remove new Header Bar (22.3) from window
I'm a shortcuts person, and I like customizability. Please make the new Header Bar feature of Version 22.3 optional. I have no use for any of the buttons or information on the header, all of which are redundant and can be accessed either through the toolbar or via keyboard shortcuts. I appreciate that the Header may be convenient for new Premiere users, but for power users it is wasted screen real estate.
Dominic M commented
The header bar - in either form - should be completely optional. I can already import media via the project window or media browser, I export exclusively using the Ctrl+M shortcut, and I switch workspaces precisely zero times over the course of a project. The only thing the header bar or the old workspaces toolbar does for me is take up valuable screen real estate.
Jose Nanni commented
The Workspaces is crucial for easy development and a quick response. Remember that we usually switch between Effects, Colors, Graphics, etc. many, many, many times during the edition, these are the main tasks we do when editing and we spend hours doing it. and when we importing or exporting is just few times during the dev of a project, please add a toggle shortcut between old header bar where the workspaces are at a glance and one-click away and the new header. it would be really nice!. get rid of the new header bar stuck at the top wasting valuable real state on the screen, if you make a poll between the old one and the new one you'd be surprised...
C S commented
I think I figured it out! If we can collectively cast a "love spell" maybe we can make Adobe fall in love with their users and actually listen to what we are saying instead of only falling in love with the $$$$$
Юрий Кучер commented
I agree. The panel needs to be removed! Takes up a lot of space!
Stas Jasinski commented
I totally support it! This additional toolbar wastes an already small workspace. looking forward to the new version!
Denis van Waerebeke commented
Get rid of the absurd additionnal toolbar !!
Developers should try to iuse their product !
Or at least speak with some real users !
C S commented
I'm so happy to see so many others posting about this issue!!!
Please remove this horrid abomination of wasted screen real estate ASAP!!!
This is a deal breaker.
Please fix this!
This whole new import, edit, export disaster can be destroyed.
Thank GOD Media Encoder was not harmed during this forced experiment.
Paul O'Brien commented
True Story. It is a waste of screen space, where the space it takes up on screen is far more than the option(s) will be used. And if they were used substantially than 1) there are keyboard shortcuts that get there faster or 2) there are menu options that get there faster. So yeah, the bar is neither a solution, or a help.
But it is taking up space that used to be less cluttered and allowed me to focus more on the work. Adobe seems to be making a point to make it less and less about getting work done, and more about being in Adobe. Davinci Resolve is a real solution to this problem.
Kevin Monahan commented
It would be cool to have the option to show/hide this bar. Upvoted.
eric becker commented
PLEASE GET RID OF THIS. It's super frustrating for us long time users who utilize tabs in the source window. Im about to gaff tape my friggin monitor.
Uminnou Naulak commented
I love a clean and minimalist interface. no distraction. I can change my workspace with the windows menu at the top. I don't want to stare all day at those different Import, edit, export and workspace bar.
Jeff Schaap commented
Adobe, why would you make a bar that can't be turned off? You're taking away choice from experienced users. I'd MUCH rather have the screen real estate.
Jordan Mecikalski commented
There's some problems here even for people who don't want to completely remove it.
I am perturbed that the only way to see my workspaces is way off to the right in an extremely low-contrast font. (also, hard to find: just see issues like "Please put workspaces BACK in the top Header Bar"). I have an IPS display so the darks suck, especially when I lower the brightness for night-time (I don't need great color fidelity 100% of the time, and your dark theme should still be readable when I don't).
I recently finished a 200-hour project where I spent less than an hour importing things and less than 10 hours playing with export settings. Why do I need home/import/edit/export at the top left? This isn't optimized for how I work. In the old set-up, I could just have the 3-4 workspaces I actually use at the top and the rest was uncluttered. Why would you remove UI features when the current paradigm could have fit in the old components?
Montserrat García Ochoa commented
Also is annoying
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
I agree with all of the comments here. We need BETTER use of screen real estate, especially now that, more than ever, we can edit on the go with laptops that have extremely limited screen real estate! Rather than listen to logic (and us users), it seems Adobe is **** bent on making things worse, rather than better. I doubt a single professional Pr user ever asked for this new header bar. And yet many professionals are asking for to option to hide it. I asked for it to be optional while it was in beta. Any appeal to good sense appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
This is extremely important to me and many others for the reasons described in the post and the comments. Any feature that's there to help new users and doesn't do a SINGLE new thing (the "Header Bar" does not in fact, do 1 single new thing at all) should be possible to remove. Because all this update does for let's call it advanced users, is remove space to edit on. Even new users will learn the old way to export and import is faster and they will want to remove it, too. So give back the edit space! Thank you.
Benjamin Jacobson commented
Confusing for a first time user (edit under edit), and annoying for a power user (real estate)
Please remove or add the option to hide.
Also add Kern ability back to text! lol... just sayin.
Nick Lear commented
Nick Lear commented
Taran Van Hemert commented
Please do this.
Please stop adding more and more empty space to the Premiere Pro User Interface.
I literally use a 43", 4k, $1,000 monitor, and a multi-thousand dollar custom-made, 32" inch deep desk to put it on, ENTIRELY so that I can run the entire system at 100% UI scaling, which I need to do, because of just how much empty and wasted space there already is in Premiere Pro specifically.
Just so you all understand, that setup is the equivalent of using four 1080p monitors stuck together.
And then I still need a few more monitors off to the sides for all of my bins. But that's more of a me thing. I like to have a lot of bins open.
To save screen space, I have removed as many icons as possible from the left side of the timeline. I've turned off "show markers" on the program and source monitors. I used to remove all buttons ("show transport controls") from the source and program monitors (before switching to the bigger screen.)
However, I cannot remove the bottom-most bar that is ONLY used to tell me what's being loaded or what's going wrong. I cannot save any space by removing the bars and buttons at the top and bottom of bins, respectively. My program monitor is the only panel on its part of the screen, but I can't remove all the empty space on its top bar, either.
I never click on the Tools panel anymore, so I don't really need it, but I like being able to look at it to learn what tool Premiere THINKS I am using. And it mostly wastes horizontal space, which isn't so bad... it's the vertical space that is so valuable. I need room to see multiple timeline tracks, and I absolutely hate scrolling the timeline up and down all day.
This new header bar wastes a ton of vertical space.
I remember a version of Flash where literally a third of my laptop screen was taken up with various top bars, for panels within panels, even if there was only one panel within a panel. I wish I'd taken a screenshot. It was absolute madness. They reigned it in after that version. That was over 10 years ago, and it seems those lessons have been lost.
For everyone's benefit, I looked through every single console command, comparing it to the previous list that I exported using optical character recognition:
(I'm not uploading the most recent one, it's pretty rough.)
I didn't find any new entries in the console that corelated with turning off this new header bar. Sorry. Most of the new entries are things like
which have nothing to do with the UI.
What's this console, you might ask? Well, if you press CTRL F12, click the triple lines and select "debug database view," you get a ton of secret options that are not found in the usual preferences panel!
Adobe hates it when anyone talks about this. People use it to set FE.AllowMultipleOpenProjects to FALSE, and Adobe, after claiming it was not possible to do this, deleted a ton of threads on the forums that talked about it. I can only mention it here, because Adobe does not run Uservoice.
WARNING! Don't mess around in the console. Seriously. You'll corrupt your copy of Premiere. And then you don't get to whine to tech support about it. The ONLY setting I feel comfortable changing in there, is the aforementioned FE.AllowMultipleOpenProjects.
Anyway. I tried. I suspect this post won't get an official response, because I mentioned the console.
Adobe, give us the option to get rid of the Header Bar. And start REDUCING the amount of wasted and empty space... don't add to it.
While I'm on the topic, thank you for the feature where we can press CTRL \ to remove the title bar. Whoever added that, understands our plight.