Upon opening AE I get weird window / cursor bugs
When I open AE sometimes (maybe 50%?), the screen will turn black for a second or so and then come back on. I've read in other forums that this might be the computer switching graphics cards so really not even a problem.
The bug i'm experiencing is after it finishes opening (and only after screen goes black). All windows will sometimes be stuck above the mac menu bar and I can't reset them. Accompanying this bug is a weird selection bug where I can't click a layer, it just automatically tries to drag it where ever my mouse goes after. So not useable there.
Some things I've tried: The Option/shift/command drag of the window corner, reset workspaces, restart AE, reinstall it, reset preferences, don't transfer preferences when reinstalling, restarting the Mac, and the only thing that seems to work (most of the time) is I have to reset PRAM while restarting. Once it works once it usually stays working perfectly unless my laptop goes to sleep or something for a few hours.
Been happening since I updated to latest version of AE (17.5.0 build 40).
Macbook 16inch 2019 Catalina 10.15.7
2.4ghz intel i9
amd radeon pro 5600m 8gb
intel uhd graphics 630 1.5gb
Jason Bartell commented
Thank you for reporting these issues. The black screen flash should be resolved by disabling Automatic Graphics Switching in the Energy Saver system preferences pane.