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  1. Adding marker removes existing marker properties

    Hitting * or alt/option-* on a frame with an existing marker should just open the edit marker settings dialog. Instead it wipes out all existing properties (comments, color, duration, etc.).

    I use the marker text comments field heavily and would be great to be able to open and modify existing markers without having to take my hands off the keyboard.

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  3. Sub menu for Precomps in timeline panel

    It's basically a treeview..

    By right clicking a layer and selecting treeview comp menu icon, I want to be able to see whats inside of that precomp without actually going inside,

    The treeview of precomp layers could be visible and controllable without the need to actually open that precomp.

    See attachments

    It's big news if it could be done.

    2 votes
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  4. eyedropper is not working on CC2018 on high sierra

    The eyedropper is not working as expected.

    I always set the background of my comps to the color of the interface using the eyedropper but in the new version it changes the color to black, not grey.

    I have manually been setting the color to 232323, but it's too time consuming.

    2 votes
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  5. Pin Project Template

    In our studio environment, we have a standard after effects template that gets loaded for every project. It would be nice to be able to pin a few project templates in the startup window along with recent files.

    2 votes
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  6. CC2018: I called the local Adobe help phone number, but after 8 minutes there wasn't any answer only the music

    Black hole, I interrupted the line!
    Good support!
    On the chat, they asked my phone number to upgrade many times, i don't understand why not once!

    2 votes
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  7. Make keyboard shortcuts menu resizable.

    Currently, it is essentially impossible to change my keyboard shortcuts, because the window is too large to fit on my screen. This could be easily fixed if the window could be resized.

    2 votes
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  8. problem went i import a illustrator file to after effects

    the problem is when importing an .ai file to after effects this is not shown correctly, I get text or black screen, just open me .eps but I can not do anything, i try reinstalling after effects and illustrator and nothing , I have the updated drivers and try creating a new file after reinstalling Illustrator but it only showed me everything in black even though text was no longer available, someone knows how to solve this error, thanks

    2 votes
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  9. "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" Bug Report

    MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3, AE 15.1.1 (but I've noticed this in many previous versions as well)

    Steps to Reproduce:


    • Turn "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" on.

    • Play the current composition.

    • Switch the timeline to another composition.

    • Switch back to the first composition.

    • "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" is now turned off and needs to be turned back on again.

    It's mildly annoying and I've noticed this for a long time but only recently discovered what actually causes it. It seems that when you play a composition, it will disable that switch in order to not show layer handles/outlines and such…

    2 votes
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  10. a shortcut to flip through the drop-down menus in the Effects Control Panel

    a shortcut to flip through the drop-down menus in the Effects Control Panel. Something similar to the shortcut in the Layers Panel (Shift+ +, -) would be nice. Thank you!

    2 votes
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  11. Please fix issue with views on new project. I cannot fix the application layout to fit my laptop screen on initial load.

    Please fix issue with views on new project. I cannot fix the application layout to fit my laptop screen on initial load. This is preventing me from having fun with an art project I was hoping to spend time on. Completely frustrating.

    2 votes
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  12. Simple Workspace

    I think it would be very cool if you could have a option when you are installing After Effects to have ether a Simple or Classic workspace. This feature could be implemented to other CC apps.

    The Simple workspace would be made simpler. This would mean having rounded edges like how Apple made Grage Band , less things on workspace making it more simpler, and having cool new inlarged pannels. An example would be like the Character Animator Control Pannel, as it has sliders and triggers. I really like this design and I hope it would be implemented.

    The Classic…

    2 votes
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  13. Allow "snapping" of layers to certain time codes

    When I trim down a layer, I should be able to have the "snapping" option, to ensure it is inline with the other layers. Similar to Premiere Pro, where you get that red line when something is perfectly aligned with something else

    2 votes
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  14. resize mask from corner

    On Windows 10.0.16299 Build 16299 and After Effects 15.1.1 (Build 12)

    When pasting shapes from illustrator or even creating a new mask shape in After Effects there is about a 5-10 pixel radius in which the user must hover over the corner of the mask in order to have the diagonal or 45 degree shaped pen tool appear which allows the mask to be resized from the corner, or proportionally while holding ALT + SHIFT at the same time.

    This is a feature I use across all Adobe software often as it easily allows the user to resize the mask…

    2 votes
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  15. Comp Frame Rates

    Ideally, when you make a new comp in a project, it should check the frame rate of the last comp you made in THAT project. Often I switch to another project in between that has a different frame rate, and then I go back and don't notice I'm making new comps at 59.94 instead of 24fps. I know it's my fault, but can I get a little help? :)

    2 votes
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  16. Importing folder of WAVs error "evaw"

    Dragging a dropping a folder of .WAV's into the after effects bin no longer works on the latest version 15.0.1.

    Error: file 'Folder name here' cannot be imported - files of type "EVAW" cannot be used as sequences.

    2 votes
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  17. UI "Not Responding" after very short time or ANY mouse clicks.

    The user interface times out in Windows and offers up a "Not Responding" very quickly. The timeout seems to have shortened considerably in CC2018.

    There should be a way to run the message queue both from script and from plugins so that clicking on the AE windows doesn't immediately make them stop responding and so that progress can accurately be reported to the user.

    I have written this script which highlights the problem. Playing around with various values for 'totalTime' and 'numIterations' really shows off the problem and I have something that seems to work ok as long as updates…

    2 votes
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  18. Mark Project Assets as "Keep At Top Of List"

    Instead of naming certain items or folders in a weird way to keep them at the top of the alphabetical list of project assets, I wish I could right click on an item and mark it "keep at top of list."

    1 vote
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  19. Fix the issue with the new camera gizmo translation KB shortcuts overriding Comp Marker KB shortcuts

    Your new camera gizmo translation KB shortcuts are great and all, but the Orbit/Dolly/Pan (Cycle Forwards) KB shortcuts are exactly the same as the Create Composition Marker shortcuts:
    shift+1
    shift+2
    shift+3

    The camera gizmo shortcuts don't seem to be modifiable in any way (i.e. switch them from shift+1 to, say, CTRL+ALT+1). In practice, this means that you have to choose between either using the new camera gizmo controls (very useful) or being able to add Composition Markers (extremely useful).

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  20. The AE import window natively opens so

    The native size of the AE import window is very tiny. I can barely see 4 vertical rows of folders on my local drive. Everytime I import a file I have to first resize this window to usable size. It should natively open much larger. Or if I enlarge the window myself, AE should remember and open the import window to the same size I changed it to.

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