3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2010 1:00 PM by Mylenium

    how to delete a layer

    cjacs987654 Level 1

      Hi All,


      New to AE,


      Daft question - how do i delete a layer from a composition?


      I know i can disable it , but i want to delete completely


      I have tried clicking on the name , then delete key but nothing happens- the hourglass shows for a few seconds -

      triedRight click - no delete option







        • 1. Re: how to delete a layer
          Mathias Möhl

          Selecting the layer and hitting the delete key should work. Have you accidentally locked your layer?

          • 2. Re: how to delete a layer
            cjacs987654 Level 1



            Thanks for your reply.


            No not locked. I have realised the effect of the 'delete' key and the 'del' key on the leyboard are different. I thought these 2 were identical.


            The3 delete key works but i was pressing the 'del' key. When i tried again after your responce the 'del' key actually ran the composition

            (as if i had pressed the spacebar!) Makes me wonder if my keyboard keys are doing what they should?


            Thanks again



            • 3. Re: how to delete a layer
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

              please don't confuse the numpad with the normal keys! The numpad keys indeed have different functions! Please refer to the online help on keyboard shortcuts for the specifics depending on your platform and language version. Numpad Del/comma is audio preview for instance...