Show version name in About panel
It's hard to find out which Ae version is running. Only the behind the scenes version number and build are show, not the CC name.
Jan, could you please elaborate what you mean by “CC name”?
A couple of years ago, Creative Cloud apps like After Effects stopped using the “CC 20XX” branding. We generally refer to the different versions by their technical version number (in your screenshot, 18.4.1), or by the year and month of release (18.4 = August 2021).
We realize that this can be a little bit confusing, which is why the latest release of After Effects has been versioned as 22.0. This will align it with our coming releases in the year 2022. The other Adobe video and audio apps, like Premiere Pro, have also aligned their version numbers in this way, making it the first time Pr, AE, AME, and Au are all on the same version number! Easy peasy.
Ian Davies commented
You could have just told her that v18 corresponds to the CC2021 release…
I'm not saying I understand the point of the original question either, though; on the Mac the app name is actually After Effects 2021, and you can see this by mousing over the icon in the doc. I assume something similar happens in the task bar on Windows.
My only issue with standardising on the v22 designation was that for a while I thought that was an indication of how far off from release the beta version with multicore rendering was!