Reset your default Adobe After Effects workspace

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Resetting your default workspace is easy, just like turning on your own computer desktop. But many After Effects users get frustrated and lose their patience in bringing back the default workspace, and if you are reading this, I assume that you are one of them. It usually happens when you accidentally try to close your paragraph panels, preview panel, info and your timeline panels, and then you don't know what to do next. This article will help you to bring back your default workspace in a few steps. Let's get started.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Open your Adobe After Effects.
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    After you open your After Effects, look for Window menu bar
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  2. 2
    Go to your workspace drop-down menu bar
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    Click the workspace menu
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    and look for Reset Standard
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Click "Discard changes" to confirm that you want to reset your workspace

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You are now done with resetting your workspace in a very cool and simple way.

  • Note: You can actually choose different workspaces as well. For example, if you are doing some animation, then choose the "Preset Animation" workspace. It really depends on your project, but the default workspace setting is applicable in pretty much any of your projects.

Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Don't close every necessary panel you used, because in the future you could face another problem and resetting your workspace to a default will not probably work.
  • You can close panels that are not actually being used so you can place other panels that are more useful to you.
  • You can rearrange your panels to look more organized, and it really helps you to perform your work more efficiently.

Questions and Answers

How can I reset Adobe After Effects settings to a factory state?

Some commands and functions are not working anymore and I just want to start from scratch and reset the whole application.

This guide includes detailed steps to reset the default Adobe After Effects workspace. If you instead want to reset everything to a factory default state, the best option you have is to completely uninstall everything, and then reinstall the applications. While this is a bit tedious, it's the most effective way to reset all settings, without missing a particular ruler or graph setting that you might have applied to a given preset and later forgotten about.

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Inside of my workspace composition, instead of having that one standard screen, there is 2?

I just want the basic layout that you get when you first open Adobe After Effects with one screen. Even after I go to reset standard it remains the same.

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I installed a plugin for After Effects CS6?

Now when I open a composition I get "Your video card does not support the selected configuration, please reduce the layer size

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How can I reset the AE, the black color is white, how can I fix it?

I can't make the black color, how can I fix it

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I just closed my side panel which shows the total output with folders on left, I'm just a starter?

How do I bring it back, cause I was trying to make a YouTube intro. with watching video, but it requires that window, can I like set every thing back to default. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Its my problem, I didn't know it was important, Lack of Info.

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Beginner with After Effect. Accidentally closed too many panels?

Trying to return it to default layout.

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