Optimize your editing workflow by customizing the layout of the editor interface. This article provides information on resizing and adjusting the layout of your editor window. Additionally, you'll learn how to make the most out of adjustable the composition panel, media library, recording panel, and templates gallery. From moving and pinning a window to docking and resetting your workspace, we cover all you need to make the interface work for you.
Note on layout preferences and adjustments
New compositions will maintain layout preferences of the Timeline and Scene rail size while the app is open. However, you cannot save custom layout preferences (yet). The layout changes will reset after closing the app.
Adjusting Editor panels
Showing and hiding the side panel
Changing layout for video compositions
If you are working in a video composition, you can choose to have the script editor and canvas side by side each other, or you can have the canvas above the script editor: Select > View > Move video to toggle between layouts.
Moving and pinning a panel
Click on a blank portion of the panel's top bar and drag it to any location within the editor. This will "pin" the panel in place, allowing you to keep it open while you work on your project.
Resize the composition panel and Media library
Click and drag the edge or corner of either panel to resize it.
Docking the composition panel and Media library
The composition panel and Media library can be docked to the left side of the editor window without covering any other part of the application. There are two ways to dock either panel:
- Open the composition panel or Media library, and click Dock to side in the top right corner of the panel.
- Open the composition panel or Media library, then click and drag the panel to the left side of the editor
You can also toggle docked panels by clicking
Command + Option + Shift + D (macOS), or
Control + Alt + Shift + D (Windows). Note that closing the panel instead of toggling it off will prevent the panel from being toggled on again.
Unpinning and resetting panels
Click the X in the panel's top right corner. The next time you open the panel, it will be in its default position. Note that the composition panel and Media library will retain their dimensions.