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Bug when selecting disabled / enabled text on program monitor

Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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When there are two text elements superposed on the timeline and at the same place in the frame, and that one of them is disabled, it's often (always?) this disabled one which will be selected when I click on the program monitor to modify the enabled/visible text. By clicking, I end up modifying an invisible (disabled) text, without being able to select the enabled/visible one.

The only way to select the right one in order to modify it is then to remove the disabled clip from this place of the timeline...

I think it would be much more logical if it was impossible to select, on the program monitor, an element which is disabled in the timeline and therefore invisible in the program monitor (or at least if it was not prioritary on enabled/visible elements).
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Adobe Employee , Mar 24, 2023 Mar 24, 2023

Tom,

You can create a custom keyboard shotcut that will solve this problem. See Ann Bens' response here. I can add one too. Here you go:

  • Create a keyboard shortcut for "Activate Direct Manipulation in Program Monitor" in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. Then, select the clip in the Timeline and press the shortcut you just made.
  • Select the clip. Then, click on the word "Motion" in the Effect Controls panel.


Either of these should give you the option to select a desired clip for manipulation i

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 24, 2023 Mar 24, 2023

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Tom,

You can create a custom keyboard shotcut that will solve this problem. See Ann Bens' response here. I can add one too. Here you go:

  • Create a keyboard shortcut for "Activate Direct Manipulation in Program Monitor" in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. Then, select the clip in the Timeline and press the shortcut you just made.
  • Select the clip. Then, click on the word "Motion" in the Effect Controls panel.


Either of these should give you the option to select a desired clip for manipulation in the Program Monitor. If this solves your problem, let the community know.

 

Personally, I'd like to see the same behavior as in After Effects where selecting a clip also selects it in the Program Monitor, even if it is not on the top-most track. That would work whether a clip is disabled or not, and therefore, a simpler request to fulfill. What do you think?

 

Thanks for the request. I hope the product team will respond. I will upvote.

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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Explorer ,
Mar 30, 2023 Mar 30, 2023

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Hello !

Thanks for those two tricks. The first one selects the right element, but not in the "edit text" mode in the program monitor, so not the best solution. The second works.

 

> Personally, I'd like to see the same behavior in After Effects where selecting a clip also selects it in the Program Monitor, even if it is not on the top-most track. That would work whether a clip is disabled or not, and therefore, a simpler request to fulfill. What do you think?

 

That would be good yes. But even on the top of that, I still don't see the point of being able to select, in the program monitor, something which is disabled in the timeline... But maybe other people that it useful in the way they edit.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 30, 2023 Mar 30, 2023

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Hi Tom,

I'm glad the features I mentioned will assist your workflow. It appears that "Activate Direct Manipulation in Program Monitor" selects the Vector Motion component of a graphics clip. I'm sorry that's not what you wished for.

 

Perhaps the developers can comment on that decision in this thread, as well as, why disbled clips can be selected in the Program Monitor. Sorry that I cannot really comment on those as I am not on that team, I'm part of the support organization.

 

Have a great day!

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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