No blue outlines when selecting media in the preview window

Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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So, I've had this issue for a little while now. The blue outlines which normally go around the borders of different media (pictures, video files, text etc) in the preview window when they're selected, have disappeared! The outlines have squares on the edges and in the exact middle of the imported media to make it easier to relocate and move them. This issue doesn't only make moving things around in the preview window harder, but also a lot less accurate. They disappeared after I miss-clicked a key when I was performing a 'CTRL+(X)' shortcut, probably the CTRL+D shortcut. and now I can't get them back. No one seems to have discussed this issue publicly before, at least not with the terms I've searched the forums and the web with. Is there a simple way to make the blue outlines come back?

As you can see in this picture, there are no typical "blue outlines" for me when selecting media in the preview window above the timeline;

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Here is a picture of the outlines I'm talking about, if it's still unclear. The picture is from an old version of Adobe Premiere Pro, as I can not produce the pictures myself. I am using the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.

Thanks in advance.

~Henriko

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Explorer , Mar 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017

Thank you! It worked!

Edit: Hmh... apparently it didn't work? All my settings have been wiped clean, but there still are no blue outlines! Any clues?

Edit #2: I tried removing the software completely and reinstalled it. Still no luck! I upgraded from CC 2015 earlier... have the blue boundary box / outlines been removed since then? Maybe it got transferred to CC 2017 as an error. I really need those blue outlines to resize media in my projects, the software is almost useless without them! Is there

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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Double click on the media in the Program Monitor.

or highlight the word Motion in the Effect Controls panel.

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Mar 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017

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Hi Ann! Thanks for your answer.

Unfortunately, double clicking the media in the Program Monitor does not restore the blue outlines. Highlighting the word 'Motion' in the Effects Control panel didn't solve my issue either. I can move the object around in the Program Monitor like previously though, but aligning it up incredibly difficult.

Also, to further clarify the outlines I'm talking about, here is a picture of them (but in this case they're grey).

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Mar 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017

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Try resetting preferences.

Restart computer, hold down shift+alt while opening Premiere.

Make a backup of all your presets first.

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Mar 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017

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Thank you! It worked!

Edit: Hmh... apparently it didn't work? All my settings have been wiped clean, but there still are no blue outlines! Any clues?

Edit #2: I tried removing the software completely and reinstalled it. Still no luck! I upgraded from CC 2015 earlier... have the blue boundary box / outlines been removed since then? Maybe it got transferred to CC 2017 as an error. I really need those blue outlines to resize media in my projects, the software is almost useless without them! Is there a way to reset all of my settings entirely from the entire computer?

Edit #3: After a lot of hassle, I managed to get the boundary box back. Go to Window > Work Spaces > Uncheck Import Work-spaces From Projects, then in the same window press 'Reset to Saved Layout'. Voilá!

I Hope this helps someone else too.

Sincerely,

Henriko

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Mar 28, 2017 Mar 28, 2017

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You beat me to it, that was suppose to be my next suggestion (the work space thing).

Glad you got it working.

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Thank you for the solution on Edit #3, I was going mad!

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