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How do you reset the layout of AE to the original size (include the size of the windows)?

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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I accidently expanded my composition window way too wide. I wasn't trying to change it.

 

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When I try resetting workspace, nothing happens because everything is technically in the right spot. Any help on resizing the comp window back to normal?

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Hi default9vvcyoqmh88r,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

After Effects's interface is customizable. Here's a YouTube video that should help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD0USs8oVig&ab_channel=MOBOXGraphics

If you want to reset everything to the default, you can reset the preferences (I don't think it's necessary). Here's how: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/faq-how-to-reset-trash-preferences-in-after-effects/td-... 

Let us know if this is not what you're looking for.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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CTRL + \ or CTRL +ALT + \ should do the trick. These Maximize AE's App Window or displays the entire app window including project path details. HTH


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Use the Window/Workspace/Reset "Your Chosen" Workspace to default values Menu Or simply double click the current workspace in the toolbar and choose Yes. This workspace is about as fouled up as I can make it and it's reset in a couple of seconds.

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You should also expand the workspaces in the tool bar and edit the ones that are visible in the tool bar by just dragging them around. Workspaces are a fabulous time saver. This is how mine are setup.

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Workspace Bar Edit.png

The expressions workspace is a custom workspace I created and saved just for writing expressions.

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