By that I mean, it (and 5 of the other tools) all grey out when I try to select them and are ineffective.
can we see a full screenshots of your interface?
I've cleared the cache, restarted AFX, and then the whole computer.
try resetting your preferences: Reset After Effects Preferences
I tried reinstalling from Creative Cloud, but it sees that I already have AFX and just asks if I want to OPEN...
if you want to uninstall, hover your mouse over the application in CC and you will see an arrow and a settings icon. press it and you will see this
Project is kind of stuck...
bare in mind you can have couple of ae versions installed alongside. this means 6 versions all together.
Roei -- my new friend!
Thanks... Reset prefs. at startup (Command, Option, Shift, @ Startup), as recommended, and that did the trick.
Digital gremlins, I guess!
Thank you my man!
Great! thanks for sharing what worked.