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Project Panel Ignores Workspace Position

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Since 13.1.0 I've noticed the project panel sporadically will ignore the last place you docked it, even if you save your workspace. Having saved it in the upper left corner of the UI, upon re-launching Premiere it's frequently docked in a lower left panel, even after selecting "Reset to Saved Layout".
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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Yup. Hope this gets a million votes, it's really irritating #twostepsforwardonestepback

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I nuked all my workspaces and re-created them and it seems to be working now.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I spoke too soon, the issue came back today. I re-created all my workspaces and I'm still having several panels not staying in place upon relaunch and even resetting them. The project panel seems to be the most buggy.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I hope this gets fixed! Every time I open a project the project panel is either undocked next to the other panels or on a completely different side of my dual monitors. Not very professional! Thx

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Still happening in June 2020... please fix this already. Project Panel will just default back to bottom left when I create new projects even when selecting my saved workspace. It's as if it has ignored my project panel placement when I saved the workspace.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Oh, please. Adobe's implementation of "workspaces" is weak. And COULD be so much simpler.

Tie Workspaces to the USER, NOT the Project.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This bug occurs everytime I create a new project, or open a project from another user ("Import workspaces from users" is unchecked).

It also sets the metadata profile back to default, which is also extremely annoying.

What is the point of saving workspaces if it's destroyed every 2 days ? Adobe PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, I cannot believe how long this has been going on

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Come on guys! JDI

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Contributor ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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The bug is still there. The Project panel never stays at the place I put it.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Let's add this to the complaint list.

I work at a major national broadcast network, putting together documentaries and half-hours for their D2 channels. As such, I'm always getting Premiere projects (thank jah they standardized on the best!), from our stations.

And one of the most egregious instances of Workspace misuse is; when I open one of these projects...it opens using the Workspace that the originating editor created and uses.

Now, it's been sort of educational, seeing all the organizational schemes, both good and bad, that other cutters use.

But I ask you, Adobe...WHY on jah's green earth would I want to see someone else's Workspace?

MAKE. WORKSPACES. USER. DEPENDENT. Not project dependent.

Just like Avid. Is that too much to ask?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Despite spending hours with Adobe support on this once, they haven't been able to figure it out. I suspect the issue is due to Premiere now supporting multiple projects open at once, so there is no longer a definitive 'Project panel' in the same way there's a single 'Program Monitor', for example.

I have discovered a workaround, however, which is good enough for my workflow. The project panel seems to follow wherever the Media Browser lives. If I want the project panel to load in the top-left, for example, simply moving the Media Browser to this spot and saving the workspace seems to reliably get the project panel to show up top-left also.

Given that I often want to see both the Media Browser and Project Panel at once, this isn't ideal, but because of the way I have my workspace set up, 'parking' the Media Browser for my saved workspace and then moving it out to a different pane when I need it at least saves me from having to rearrange the sizing of everything else whenever I start a new project.

On a separate issue, Mike -
The feature you're looking for exists, under Window -> Workspaces -> Import Workspace from Projects. It's a silly spot for that option, but I've found that it does at least work for me.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I was frustrated by this for all of the last build. I was hoping it would be fixed in v15, but no dice. As someone who has to switch between projects all day this is something that becomes a major pebble in the shoe.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This is getting silly. It's been over two years since this was first reported.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this, but frustrated that Adobe fails to fix it. It costs me time and money resetting the workspace every time I open a project.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Still an issue in Oct 2021

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Do we need to vote 200 times before anyone from Adobe officially responds?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Adobe, this is so ridiculous. Are you actually reading these comments? So many updates without this issue being fixed.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Happens to me in Premiere Pro 22.0... however docking the Media Browser with the Project Panel trick seems to work for me and the panel stays where i put it.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Still an issue. But it's way bigger than it seems. My setup had me create a custom workspace where I moved the timeline on to a second screen below the "main" screen. I saved it as a custom layout but as soon as I switch back and forth to this saved workspace, the "undocked" panels on the second screen are all not fullscreen anymore AND moved down about one inch so I have to resize everyting every time I switch between workspaces. How is this not fixed yet?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Adobe, this is super annoying. Please fix it.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have the same issue but it keeps docking in the top left panel. It drives me crazy because I have to manually reset my workspace every single time I open Premiere.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hey, @Kevinmonahan...YOU READING THESE!

This has been an issue since I began working with Premiere seriously I ...2017! FIVE YEARS, and you can't fix this?

Why do you bother asking "How can we improve the UI?" if you don't improve the UI??

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hey there, Mike. Bug Reports are in the realm of the product team, and I am in support. I would be happy to upvote the bug report, and I will further advocate for a fix. Hopefully, we'll get a response from the devs on this.

Sorry if there was any confusion given on my part.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Project panel won't stay in saved workspace layout. please fix this

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