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I opened After Effects on my 15 inch macbook pro, and the only part of the application window I can see the very bottom. I can't work in it, and I can't even find the options to resize the window. It's just stuck off screen.

The only solution I found is to System Preferences > Displays > Scaled... Then I choose another size text and if I go smaller it's fully on screen but obviously much bigger text and less work area. Please help.

I figure it out, When it happened, just hold option key and double click bottom-edge of the window, it should works.

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After Effects Stuck Off Screen

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I opened After Effects on my 15 inch macbook pro, and the only part of the application window I can see the very bottom. I can't work in it, and I can't even find the options to resize the window. It's just stuck off screen.

The only solution I found is to System Preferences > Displays > Scaled... Then I choose another size text and if I go smaller it's fully on screen but obviously much bigger text and less work area. Please help.

I figure it out, When it happened, just hold option key and double click bottom-edge of the window, it should works.

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Try calling up another workspace under the workspace menu or even just resetting the current workspace

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I am not an expert, but can you add a second monitor using a cable and find it there?

Or try Window>Zoom

Or change the display resolution

I expect there are real Mac experts who will see your post, but I'd try those things

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Thanks for the thoughts. Unfortunately, I did try the workspaces approach and zoom.

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The housekeeping thing you need to do is get a post every few hours to keep your question high enough up that it stays on the list everyone sees.  Once you drop off it's pretty much over, your only option is to call tech support, and unless that has improved lately I would crawl across broken glass naked before I'd pick up the phone to do that. 

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Force Resize Windows to Fit On Screen in Mac OS X

How to Move an Off Screen Window Back Onto the Active Mac Screen in OS X

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Unfortunately, I tried the options listed there, too, but it didn't fix it. I did go through restarting the computer during the height of my problem yesterday, which also didn't work.

What did seem to work though is to do the scaled display option, choose the option that has me lose the real estate and makes everything bigger, then save the project like this, quit the app, put the display settings back to normal, then open it again.

Sure, we can work around it by jumping through hoops, but this is probably a programming error on either Apple's or Adobe's side.

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tbvsm  wrote

What did seem to work though is to do the scaled display option,

So it worked.   As for jumping through hoops...I'm not a "Mac Guy", never owned one but I have helped a friend occasionally with trouble shooting on her MBP and you're right.   The impression I got was that Apple sort of hides things from the user and makes them very inaccessible.  I imagine this is what accounts for Apples famously "stable" OS.   Windows makes it much easier to tinker around with stuff but I suppose at the risk of screwing something up.

I've walked past the Apple Store in the mall...I don't understand how a single trip there to get some simple thing fixed or swapped out wouldn't instantly make someone a Windows user.   If I had to spend 10 minutes in one of those places I'd end up in a psych ward & banned from the property.  I'm one of the few who really doesn't like apples products...I don;t want my machines assuming they're smarter than me.  They're logical...but they should refrain from making assumptions about what I want and what I'm capable of. Fapple

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If someone is adept enough with technology to master After Effects they should consider building their own computer.  It is not that difficult and I suspect you get twice the machine for the same price as a store bought Mac.  Twenty or thirty years ago there was a huge difference in the user interface, I do not see it any more.  Maybe for laptops, but I wonder how much serious work you can do on a laptop.  I now use an ipad to do most things on the web, but have a home built Windows for all my Adobe work, and I try not to do much on the web with it.

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this one worked for me

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'another option is to grab any portion of the window you can and hold down OPTION+SHIFT keys and drag, which will resize the window in any direction'

Found the above from How to Resize a Window That is Too Big or Off Screen in Mac OS

Worked for me

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Brilliant "'another option is to grab any portion of the window you can and hold down OPTION+SHIFT keys and drag, which will resize the window in any direction'" This worked great!

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Thank you!!

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THANK YOU!!!

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THANK YOU!!!!!

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This help!

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AMAZING!!!

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This is the only think that has worked for me...

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THANK YOU!!!

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Worked! Thanks!

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