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Opening projects from Windows Explorer causes AE to enter windowed mode

Explorer ,
Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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Steps:

1. Open After Effects, make sure it's maximized
2. In Windows Explorer, open any After Effects project
AE goes to windowed mode

Another way to do it
1. Open After Effects, make sure it's maximized
2. Right click on AE icon in start bar, pick any project from Recent list
AE goes to windowed mode

System specs:

AMD Ryzen 7950x
64GB RAM DDR5 @ 5600mhz
RTX 4090
Windows 11
AE version 24.1 

 

I have attached a video example of this bug.

This has been bugged for at least 6-7 years, if not more. Pretty sure it happens on every Windows device. I personally had this bug happen on at least 5 different Windows devices and 2 were my own PCs with different hardware. Happens on Windows 10 and 11. 

This never happens in Premire, Photoshop, Illustrator, all other Adobe apps work fine. Only After Effects goes to windowed mode and only when the project is opened from outside AE.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

Thanks for the report. I know why it's happening, we'll see if we can fix. 

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Contributor ,
Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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I confirm this issue. I've learnt to live with this particular glitch but I wish devs would take care of it.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

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Thanks for the report. I know why it's happening, we'll see if we can fix. 

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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So it's been a problem for that long time, I just google today to see if there's any solution, turned out I'm too early now, hope it will be fixed soon

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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got the same issue, its very aggravating

 

AE is fullscreened, i open an .ae project file and AEW decides to change its window size down.

every. single. time. its real annoying

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