I had several comps open in a project and i pressed ctrl+w by accident and it closed the main comp tab
now only the tabs for the comps that were in the main comp remain open
i tried resetting the workspace and that did not change anything
how do I undo ctrl+w so that i can get back the active viewer panel?
First, if you have not already done so, save your project. Next, close the project and restart AE. Change your workspace to something like edit or text and start a new composition. Everything should revert to normal then open the project you had been working on.