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  1. Limit transform to size or position (not both)

    In the canvas, the active object can be moved or resized with the transform controls. Currently I can move the object by clicking and dragging within the object, or resize by clicking and dragging near the edge handles.

    This works fine for large objects. But often when working with small objects or text, I'll just want to move it a little bit and suddenly I've scaled it 1000% by accident.

    I'd like the option to limit the transformation to only reposition or only scale the selected object. Leave it as is by default, but the option would be very helpful.

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  2. Resize layers proportionally when holding shift (including flipped layers)

    When I adjust the scale of a layer (using the transform handles in comp view), I can hold shift to evenly scale on both axis. But it doesn't actually maintain the proportions, it just copies one axis to the other. So any flipping or aspect ratio changes are lost.

    I'd like to be able to scale objects proportionally to the existing size, so that flipping/stretching is not lost.

    This is actually already possible if I resize by sliding the scale value in the layer's properties (with constrain proportions enabled), but scaling from the comp view is much faster and more…

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  3. “option” + drag to duplicate keyframes and layers

    In a lot of Adobe programs, you can hold "option" (on mac) and drag a shape or layer to duplicate it. Except for AE, this is however a very fast and interactive way to duplicate something that could even be applied to effects, keyframes, etc.

    Here is a demo video of how this would work: https://vimeo.com/137401276

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  4. After Effects CC 2020 mouse

    After coming back to a project that has been left open overnight on my iMac Pro running after effects cc 2020, the mouse is not in the correct position when I click on to through the UI in AE. if I click on something in the timeline, it selects an area that is about and inch and a half diagonal to where the GUI is showing the mouse location. This is fixed with a save and restart.

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  5. Unable To See Composition Or Footage

    I did a Creative Cloud Suite update this morning and am now unable to see any of my compositions or footage in the After Effects main window. This means I can't work on any projects. I've checked all settings, reset preferences, restarted, rebooted, and reinstalled to no avail.

    1 vote
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  6. Window exits fullscreen and resizes when opening project from explorer

    Every time I open a project from explorer and not through the menu, AE goes into windowed mode and resizes to the last window size it remembers.

    This happens every time when AE is running and a project is opened through windows explorer instead of AE menu.

    2 votes
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  7. From the Home window > right click a project name > show in finder.

    While in the Home window, where it shows you all of your recent files that you have worked on.

    right click the file name, show project file in finder.

    that way it crashes, you can quickly navigate back to an autosave.

    3 votes
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  8. Problem with wizard and expression editor in AE CC 2020

    In this update to version 17.0.0 (Buld 557) of Adobe After Effects, there are 2 serious situations regarding working with expressions.
    When I am going to enter any expression, the syntax wizard is not working as in previous versions, it just disappeared.
    2. When I try to edit any expression that I have written or been suggested to me, I try to edit it. In the editor the text of the expression does not appear and it seems as if it has a font size of more than 300 points, once I release the option to edit the expression, it…

    2 votes
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  9. Make shrinking/enlarging consistent even when layer is flipped

    I'd LOVE to be able to flip horizontally and vertically AND still be able to resize it with alt/+-. Right now, as the flipping is just adding "-" to the number, it skews things as one dimension grows and the other diminishes. Basically, I want to be able to always use alt++ to grow and alt+- to make smaller, even if the layer is flipped.

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  10. Master Properties shortcut (like ee or uu)

    Would be great to twirl up/down all the Master Properties with a hot key
    Maybe pp?

    8 votes
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  11. Text size in the expressions box is massive and unreadable - also resizes to full height of panel.

    BUG REPORT -
    When trying to enter text into the Expressions box, the box seems to become enormous, and it is impossible to see where the text you are entering is. It also resizes to take up the full height of the panel it is in.

    1 vote
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  12. [BUG + FIX] Commands being removed from keyboard shortcut editor

    BUG: Occasionally unbinding commands with the in-app keyboard editor will remove the command as an option entirely from the keyboard editor for that specific .txt file. From my understanding, when this bug occurs, the command line in question is purged from the .txt file and therefore cannot be assigned in-app.

    FIX: Opening up another .txt without the missing command line, and copying and pasting it, in order, with all formatting considerations applied will bring the keybind back into the app.

    3 votes
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  14. Graphics

    Graphics Essential bug problem. The window is present rows over rows. The Text get double blinks and every time that I open Project with Graphics Essential, It get bad properties text and rows and lines. Please fix it in the next Update. It very annoying.

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  15. Dynamic link in AE 2020 - PP 2020 working as in previous version

    I don't know may be it is just me, but after update using Dynamic link is almost unbearable.

    Before: import AE file to PP and correct AE composition, all changes appear immediately in PP.

    Now:
    1. Import AE file. No changes reflecting, no way to refresh. If you want to see changes of AE file in PP you need to save AE file as new (no deleting help) and import as new AE file OR
    2. You can chose "Replace with AE composition feature" on already imported AE file (sic!) and receive in you file new place holder composition, to…

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  16. Freehand pen function

    This would be a great option to have in the pen tool, with a smoothing slider

    1 vote
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  17. I cant use the program because it is dark and cant change to light or white

    I just downloaded the product and cant use it because it is dark and cant read anything on screen

    1 vote
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  18. Add all possible Keyboard Layouts

    Please add all possible keyboard layouts. Currently there are only the major ones (en, es, de, etc.) but others aren't available (such as Switzerland, Hungary etc.).

    I might add: I can currently use my CH keyboard but it doesn't show the keys on the graphic (i.e. I have to do it "blindly").

    Thanks

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  19. Shortcuts to go to next/previous comp markers

    J and K work for layer markers, not comp markers

    7 votes
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  20. Maximize window through menu on Mac

    Many apps on OSX have a menu option to zoom/maximize the window. Same function as the green + button, but can be accessed via shortcut.

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