I just upgraded to OSX 15.00 today and prayed that this year-long issue would have finally been resolved. To my horror, it still exists.
When you click the finder, desktop or any other open window or application, AE hides. This is not just an irritating glitch, it's a real problem when you need AE to stay active when you click something else.
There are message boards saying this question has been answered by:
1) going to After Effects CC > Hide After Effects
2) clicking the AE app to make it active
3) going to After Effects > Show All
This is not an answer. It is a workaround... and a particularly onerous one at that. It is not unusual for me to experience this issue several times in one day -- and that's after multiple AE reboots. It's a major headache. Does anyone have a real solution? Adobe, are you listening? Should I be posting this somewhere else to better reach Adobe's human element?
What is OSX 15.0.... looks like you skipped about 5 versions.
Punctuation error on my part... I mean to say that I am on OSX and my AE upgrade is 15.00. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify.
I had the same problem and I've got a absolution at: CreativeCOW
It works for me...
Re: AE Interface Disappears When Accessing OS X Finder Windows
by James Littekon Nov 10, 2015 at 7:47:24 am
I THINK I just fixed this issue on mine,
I went to the After Effects drop down and told it to "hide after effects",
then went back to it and clicked on "show all".
I think it glitches into some weird auto hide function and "show all" brings it back to the real world.
Hope that helps,, please let me know
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