What are your system specs ?
I intentionally tried switching between different layouts on my macbook pro to check what happened, on an empty timeline,
just switched between different layouts from editing to color to effects etc....
after a while Premiere crashed and I sent the crash report
Once you have customised your workspace, save it as a preset (Window > Workspaces > Save as New Workspace)
Alternatively, save out a template file and use that as the basis for a new project - this is my preferred approach, because I can retain settings beyond just workspaces (bin setups for example) whenever I want to start a new project.
I know how to save a workspace, that's not the problem. Premiere is resetting my saved workspaces.
Try going to the Users/<username>/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro 12.x/ folder tree, and look for the layouts folder. Delete that folder, then reboot, relaunch, and re-create your custom workspaces. See if that works.
Hi everyone, I have the same issue as described above. Would be nice to get some help from Adobe directly because from my perspective it looks like a bug.
I had to manually remove the Layouts folder, along with using the Adobe CC Cleaner Tool to both uninstall & clean up the extraneous folders the Adobe apps leave around ... reboot, reinstall ... a couple three times before it loaded and worked properly.
Adobe CC Cleaner Tool: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs5-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html
thanks for the information - I will try to do this but not quite sure whether I understood everything properly.
The Layouts folder is on Windows, User/<username>/Documents ... well, look at the example here ...
Close Premiere Pro. Delete that folder. You can try just rebooting and restarting ... it might work properly.
You will probably need to run the Cleaner Tool which is scary to look at, at first, it's an old-style DOS-command window format. But simple. And the instructions say to remove the offending app via the CC app first ... don't. Sometimes then the cleaner doesn't see the related files left behind. Just go direct to the cleaner as below.
Navigate to the 2018 and some other versions ... then to PrPro, then to the 2018 version. It will a couple times look like it's ready to uninstall something, but it always gives the "Do you wish to really do this y/n?" warning first. THAT's when you are at the final uninstall choice.
Uninstall and remove Premiere Pro 2018. Reboot the computer.
From the CC Desktop app, download/install a fresh copy. Reboot the computer, and launch it.
It took me about three times going through and manually removing the cache & preferences files & such before I started up PrPro, and my custom workspaces stuck again.