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Unable to Right Click (Secondary Click) in After Effects on second monitor?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2017

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Hi there-thanks in advance for any help!

I seem to have run into an issue on after effects, I am using a Macbook Pro-Retina 2014 on High Sierra.

When I connect my computer to a monitor and use it as a dual display, I am unable to right click, as well as use any drop down menus: such as for blending modes.

The issue isn't with my screen or mouse as I can right click elsewhere such as on my desktop and other applications just not in After Effects.

Currently using : After Effects CC (2017)

Any help appreciated many thanks!

Seth

Hello.

I had the exact same issue with After Effects.

I ended up finding a way to deal with it.

In the Mission Control preference panel, you have to uncheck the "screens have their own spaces" (sorry, I'm french, i dont know the exact terms used in the english version of macOS). That's the last checkbox in the list.

After a restart, the right click drop down menus are back on my second screen (on both After Effects CC 2017 and 2018)

Hope it will work for you.

Let me know.

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Unable to Right Click (Secondary Click) in After Effects on second monitor?

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Oct 02, 2017

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Hi there-thanks in advance for any help!

I seem to have run into an issue on after effects, I am using a Macbook Pro-Retina 2014 on High Sierra.

When I connect my computer to a monitor and use it as a dual display, I am unable to right click, as well as use any drop down menus: such as for blending modes.

The issue isn't with my screen or mouse as I can right click elsewhere such as on my desktop and other applications just not in After Effects.

Currently using : After Effects CC (2017)

Any help appreciated many thanks!

Seth

Hello.

I had the exact same issue with After Effects.

I ended up finding a way to deal with it.

In the Mission Control preference panel, you have to uncheck the "screens have their own spaces" (sorry, I'm french, i dont know the exact terms used in the english version of macOS). That's the last checkbox in the list.

After a restart, the right click drop down menus are back on my second screen (on both After Effects CC 2017 and 2018)

Hope it will work for you.

Let me know.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 03, 2017

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Nobody else having this problem???

Am I alone on this....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 03, 2017

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Working just fine for me.

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Dec 19, 2017

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I'm having the same problem now! Youre not alone!

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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2017

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I am having the exact same problem. If I move the window/panel back to the main display, right click works. As soon as it's on a secondary monitor it quits working.

I killed all my preferences and then rebuilt them... as soon as a panel is on the secondary monitor, I can't right click.

This is on a trashcan Mac Pro with dual monitors, one Apple Cinema, one Dell. The monitor that it works on (Dell) is the one designated in the OS as the primary. Running OSX 10.13.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2017

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Driving me absolutely nuts. Anyone got a fix?!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 11, 2017

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I cannot reproduce the bug and it does not seem to be effecting other users. Please file a bug and include complete workflow and system details.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2017

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​Are you using High Sierra? It looks like that's the OS that it's occurring on. Latest of version of CC too.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2017

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Hey dude!

Spent a while with an Adobe technician on this and the conclusion (for me at least) was that its a bug with High Sierra OSX and After Effects...So hopefully there should be an update soon. I hope.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2017

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Yeah High Sierra is what I'm using. One of those tiny bugs that is SO infuriating, hope they sort it soon! Cheers for the reply!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2017

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I'm using High Sierra and have exact same problem.

Please fix it asap!

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Oct 19, 2017

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I'm using High Sierra and have exact same problem!

even with the last updates from Adobe

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