Dual-monitor setup now needs extra click when switching windows in 2020
I am on AE 2020 on Mac OSX 10.13.6.
I have a dual screen setup where my composition is on one monitor and my timeline is on another monitor. If I select a tool (like the mask tool) on the timeline monitor, I have to first click to 'activate' the composition window on the second monitor, and THEN start drawing a mask. I shouldn't need an extra click unless my switching between different software.
I want there to not be a extra click to activate different parts of the same program. It messes up my work, when I don't realize that the mouse click I'm expecting to do something, merely activates the window.
Franky Martin commented
Using after effects 2019 until this is fixed! VERY FRUSTRATING
Ronald Gilmour commented
yes, extremely annoying!!
George Davis commented
ARGH NOT FIXED IN 17.0.1
ANDREW FORESMAN commented
Also encountering this issue.
Galen Fott commented
Same setup here. Incredibly annoying bug.
Joël Des Alliers commented
YES, glad you posted this !
Sean Jenkin (AE Eng Mgr) commented
Thanks for reporting this. We have this in our active backlog to fix in a future patch. Sorry for the issue.
Craig Nelson commented
YES. This is an incredibly annoying new bug. I thought I could work around it by creating a full AE window layout that spans the two monitors but that creates a whole host of other issues. Please fix!