After updating from CS6 to CC I can't get my Preview window or Timeline to stay focused on the Comps I am working on.
If I clicked on a layer in the CS6 Timeline it would select the layer and I could edit it, and if I double clicked on a layer the Preview window and Timeline would switch focus from the Comp that I was working on to just the selected layer, but with CC my Preview/Timeline windows seem to refocus with single clicks and double clicks -- basically I can't select a layer in the Timeline to edit it without the Preview and Timeline windows refocusing onto just that layer, which basically makes the program unusable. Is there any setting that I can change that will tell AE to stop focusing on a layer when I only want to select it?
Are there any hotkeys that could aid me here, or settings I could change? If it's possible I would like to make it to where neither single nor double clicks cause AE Preview/Timeline to shift focus -- if I need to switch focus in my Preview window I can easily do that by switching tabs in the timeline, but when I'm working within a timeline I need to be able to focus on all of the layers that are there...
with CC my Preview/Timeline windows seem to refocus with single clicks and double clicks
nothing has changed in that regard in recent versions: clicking on a layer will select the layer, double clicking will open the layer window. you can change if double click will open the layer window or footage window (or use Alt key to reverse), but you can't disable it.
I would check if this is a hardware problem (keyboard or mouse malfunction) and if it's not, I would try to reset my preferences: Reset After Effects Preferences
if this still does not solve your problem, come back with more information: Exact Os and Ae versions, show us the steps you take one by one (this could be a user error of some sort, we can't know what exactly are you doing) or maybe provide a screen capture of the process.
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