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Bring back the old default track height

Community Beginner ,
Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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The recent Premiere Pro update has made it so that audio and video tracks are now twice as large as they used to be - like it's FCPX or something. For those of us that consistently use as many as 10 or more layers on a timeline, this is a nightmare; as I can shrink the tracks, sure, but they're either too small or too big. I've been using this program for over 10 years now, my workspaces and editing style is built around the old standard track height and having to manually adjust each new layer as it gets created is costing me too much time.

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LEGEND , Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

Understood ... for now, create track height presets you can simply invoke with a keyboard shortcut.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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Understood ... for now, create track height presets you can simply invoke with a keyboard shortcut.

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Explorer ,
Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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There are probably many different opinions out there about the ideal default track height. I always thought the default track height was too small. But what drives me nuts is the phenomenon that you describe. Having to adjust the track height every time a new layer is added is a waste of time. Even if you use Track Height presets, every new track added has to be adjusted or you have to reload the preset.

 

Adobe Developers, why can't new tracks be created at the same size as the other tracks in the preset?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 06, 2024 Jun 06, 2024

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How to create custom track height presets:

  1. Adjust the track(s) height(s).
  2. Open the Timeline Display Settings (the wrench), then select Save Preset…
  3. Name the preset
  4. Assign a keyboard shortcut from the drop-down menu and hit OK.
    5. Now you can toggle the track heights with the keyboard shortcut as needed.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2024 Jun 18, 2024

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I cannot agree more with the original poster.  Things like this need to be left alone and if they get changed, just give us an option to easily change them or go back to legacy settings in the preferences.  I hate that I have to waste time trying to figure out and find work arounds to adjustments that nobody is asking for.  I understand you all want to try new things to see what works but this is definitely not one that works for a lot of people.  Again, just give us an option to switch back to default settings instead of having to manally adjust things or create track presets that aren't even that intuitive.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2024 Jun 18, 2024

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Or you could just give us a setting in preferences that allows us to switch it back to the way it was before.  I don't want to create unintuitive presets that don't completely fix the problem.

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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My problem with this new default is that if i quickly click around like i always do i have a big chance of click and dragging the audio gain in the track... If its 1 tick smaller its just a block without an audio gain line. On top of that im very accurate with my mouse so i rather have smaller tracks by default to save space. 

Adobe has magic AI extend picture features... but it doesnt have a default track height setting.... 😒

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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I don't understand why the track height would be changed without giving us a way to change it back by default. We now have a new default that practically nobody asked for, and it's not remotely intuitive for a beginner or even a modestly experienced or trained user to deal with this. I couldn't figure it out in the program, and when I come to the forums I have to search for "track height" just to find the option wasn't even created in the first place to change back a default that's been there for at least a decade. I wouldn't even know there's a way to add a shortcut to create a new preset to then make the needed adjustments without this thread. I love this program and it's a key component in a very rewarding hobby, but these out-of-nowhere fundamental changes with no contingency planning (or way to opt-out) don't help everyone. The sudden color change across the board was also disconcerting, and came at the same time, and I don't have the time or patience to try and change everything back. Not every change is progress. Not every surprise is good. And changes that require a workaround to revert is often not ideal.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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Much of your posty I agree with. But also, I find it odd that someone working professionally for a decade doesn't have presets for track heights for various jobs. When doing audio, you want tall audio tracks.

 

For doing trim work, probably you want small audio tracks. There's a lot of things where changing track heights makes for easier/faster working processes. So learning them could actually boost your speed.

 

Like learning the various trim modes does ... yea, it's a pain to try it out for a few minutes. But then you get a lot faster. Easier too.

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New Here ,
Jun 20, 2024 Jun 20, 2024

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Can you advise how to do that please?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2024 Jun 20, 2024

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The Adobe documentation ... which always needs significant updates and improvements ... actually does cover setting track height presets.

 

As does quite a number of the better online helpers ... Jarle Leirpoll's premierepro.net has something on it as I recall, Paul Murphy's awesome ThePremierePro YouTube channel has this, as does Colin Smith's VideoRevealed channel.

 

I think PremiereGal also covers this.

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