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  1. Global styles.

    Possibility to define object styles, which could be applied to many layers. Editable in separate palette make changes in all layers.

    Similar to InDesign Object style. Should be possible to be driven with expressions.

    3 votes

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  2. Fix the problem about the windows disappearing from screen

    If I connect with my laptop to an external screen and start working in after effects I cannot detach the screen without all my windows are moving to nirvana and there is absolutely no chance to get them back and rearrange them since all required controls are somewhere out of my screen. To fix this I have to kill all my personal menu settings. That bug exists since 2008!!! So please!

    4 votes

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  3. Let us view the timeline while viewing the Graph editor

    It is very tedious to switch between the graph editor and the timeline over and over again.

    By changing this it would be possible to easily change the keyframes position, moving layers and adjusting the velocity of the keyframes in the same workspace.

    12 votes

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  4. Close Tabs To The Right

    Borrow the wonderful little Close Tabs To The Right option from Chrome (and add a "To The Left" option) and add it to the Timeline Panel menu.

    When working with deeply nested comps, it would be really handy to close a bunch of comps to the right (or left) of the currently open comp. Close Other Timeline Panels isn't always the best option to clear out the tabs you want shut.

    15 votes

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  5. Workspace remembers which columns are visible in the Timeline

    I wish custom workspaces would save/load which columns are visible in the Timeline panel

    5 votes

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  6. vertically zoom on waveform

    Sometimes when using high-bass songs the audio waveform just turns into a block, so to vertically zoom on it will show further details on the waveform in order to see different beats.

    1 vote

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    Thank you for submitting this feature request.

    In After Effects, you can vertically zoom the waveform by placing the mouse cursor underneath the waveform (the cursor icon will change to a vertical double-arrow), and then clicking and dragging.

    Does this meet your need, or do you want different functionality in After Effects. If so, please elaborate.

  7. Smart Sort By Name

    The Project panel sort by name could be smarter. If you have your comps numbered sequentially and then add a letter to the end (say, a new shot 2B gets added between shots 2 and 3), shot 2B sorts below everything. Attached screen shot helps show what I mean.

    6 votes

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  8. Could you make the timeline track height adjustable?

    Could you make the timeline track height adjustable?

    3 votes

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  9. Save changes to this workspace

    Please change order of the "Reset to Saved Layout", "Save Changes to this workspace" and "Save as new workspace"

    or

    Add an "Are you sure you want to change the workspace? Yes - No"

    I click 4 to 5 times a week the wrong button (save changes) and save my workspace with wrong positions and windows.

    Very very very frustrating.

    Thank you.

    9 votes

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  10. Jump custom number of frames on the timeline

    Ability to go forward/back a settable number of frames (like 7 or 24) using a non-existing combination (like Cmd+Shift + PgUp/Down on Mac and Ctrl+Shift + PgUp/Down on PC).
    The number of frames could be set in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel.

    13 votes

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  11. Editing multiple master properties

    When I have multiple master comps of the same kind in a composition, they all have the same master properties. But I can't copy and paste keyframes between them, like I can with other properties.

    Workflow when editing the same master property on multiple layers should also work like normal properties.

    12 votes

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  12. I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    13 votes

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  13. AE "none" comps in Timeline

    it seems to be a bug that i can see about 25-30 comps by the name of "none" which doesn't even exist in the project panel but still every time i close the comps, it reappears twice in a day.

    4 votes

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  14. Allow Scaling Interface Elements for Ease of Use/Accessibility

    It is difficult to manipulate certain elements in Adobe Programs due to their small size.

    A particular hindrance I have experienced in After Effects is trying to drag to extend a clipped section while there is a marker on that layer near where I am clicking. When I click and drag, AfterEffects will always assume that I am trying to move a marker - even if I have locked the markers on that layer.

    I think that if I could make each of the rows to a height I specify, it would be able to manipulate the clip extension without…

    1 vote

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  15. Automatically select the property when opening it

    This particularly applies to having the graph editor open

    When I press S/T/P/R to open a property, it doesn't show in the graph editor. I need to manually select that property in order to get the graph to show. It would be good if this happened automatically, or provide a preference - obviously if I open a property, then there's a really good chance that I want to see its graph straight away

    4 votes

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  16. mask feather path to be separated from mask path

    feather must beanimatable over time as well as main mask math
    as well as mask mast have it's own position controls for offset rotation skew etc to be able to link it to nulls and meanwhile make adjustments to the mask path!

    9 votes

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  17. Switching comp should switch the Master comp drop down in Essential Graphics panel

    When you work in the Essential Graphics panel and start to connect attributes from different comps and jumping back and forth between comps, the Master comp you select from the drop down in Essential Graphics panel should update to the comp you are currently viewing.

    If you want to freeze the panel to add attributes to a Essential Graphics Master comp that you are currently not viewing add the little lock icon like we have in the comp-viewer, effects panel.

    11 votes

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  18. Auto show a layer in timeline, when it's selected in the stage

    It would be nice to show a layer in the timeline once you click it in the stage, so you wouldn't need to either scrub through the layers or press a property to get focus on that layer.

    6 votes

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  19. Show Frame Rate in Project window by default

    I have been an After Effects freelancer for 20 years. Not a week goes by where I do not see an error caused by mixed framerates.
    Please, Please PLEASE show frame rate by default in the UI project window.
    I think some people think the software will auto posterise to the right frame rate, er, no. Illustrator files take the App Import preference, not the project frame rate, people make comps from footage not realising the frame rate is diferent.
    It is also evident most people don't know you can show it at all!
    It would REALLY help

    2 votes

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  20. A keyboard key for selecting vertices during masking, apart from LMB.

    I've just been masking for 5 hours and my mouse hand is killing me. Not the palm or the wrist but fingers, from constantly pressing the LMB to select vertices, hold it for dragging etc. A couple of hours of constant pressing like that wears your hand out.
    So an idea came to my mind, it would be nice if during masking I could press a keyboard key to act in place of the LMB, ie. the 1 key. So now I just hover the cursor above a vertex, press and hold 1, move the vertex to a new position,…

    2 votes

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