Preserve UI Layouts
One of the bigger frustrations I have with AE comes up when I open a project created by someone else, and the AE UI converts to THAT person's layout. I can think of 0 instances in which that would be of any use.
I know I can go to Window->Workspace and call my saved layout back up, but why should I have to? Please change this behavior.
Creative Cloud27 commented
Yes, any option to avoid this would be grand.
Jesse Holden commented
I 100 million percent agree. This is a constant frustration. I am always updating my workspaces as I get new tools or find new workflows. Even opening up old projects with old workspaces can take forever as it struggles to change the whole layout, then inevitably change it all back once I switch it to my workspace I want. There should be a setting to decide this. I would much rather have everything always open to my most up to date default workspace, whether it is an old project of mine or someone else's. Please give us that option.
Pablo Hotsauce commented
Came here to post this. It's not necessarily opening someone else's file, either--opening one of your own old files, where you'd used an earlier workspace layout, does the same thing. It would be great to have an option in prefs to toggle off the auto-loading of workspaces saved with files. Blender has this option, and it's great.