Recently I have been having problems with Adobe After Effects CS4; not during usage, but after I minimize the program. I have read many forums looking for a soultion but it seems like this issue is unique in my case. A few forums seemed comparable to my problem but none of the solutions worked. I have a spent hours testing my theories of what the problem could be and attempting to fix it but nothing worked. The other day I reinstalled the program and had the same problem. Then I decided to use Adobe After Effects Cs3, only to find I had the same problem. My problem is while using the program, almost always I open another window (such as Sony Vegas, or Chrome) and when maximizing After Effects the program becomes full screen but nothing works. If I click on anything nothing works. Even the close button (I mean the x in the top right corner) does not work. The tray (I think it the correct term for what I am talking about).
The tray where it says File > Edit > Composition > Layer > Effect > Animatiom > View > Window > Help is unclickable. All the text/buttons which you can usually click turn into a light gray color and when I click on it I get I just get the hourglass icon on my mouse for a second then it goes away. If I have a composition open I can scrub the timeline and play the clip but nothine else. I have no other programs running except drivers and I don't think this would be the problem. If anything it could be Catalyst Controler settings that have to be tweaked. I recently upgraded my monitor and I noticed the problema about 1-2 weeks after that. I changed my resolution to 1920 x 1080. My original monitor resolution before I got my new monitor was not full widescreen. I am not sure if this has anything to do with it, but it seems like the only thing that has changed. If I click on the bar next to where it ways "Adobe After Effects - Project.aep" a few times the problem will minimize, maximize, minimize, maximize then finally all the buttons and text will turn back to black instead of the dark gray and I can use the program again. Because I thought it had to do with the window sizes I searched around for ways to reset default window size (if you know what I mean, otherwias never mind) My guess is that I went from having a not widescreen monitor to a widescreen, but when I change my resolution back to the settings of my old monitor I still have the same problem. There is just so many facotrs and things I have done to try to fix this I can't even explain them all. I hioe I gave enough information and I hope somebody can fix this. It is extremly annoying it happened all of a sudden. I have no Idea why AAE Cs3 and Cs4 have the same problem, that is another reason I think it is because of my resolution. I havent used Cs3 in a long time. The last time I used it I was using my old monitor with my old settings. Thankyou to anyone who answers, Maybe if I renistann AAE and delete some files from the registry it can be like I never installed it, therefore making the problem go away. Idk, I just want your feedback. This problem only occurs in thoes 2 programs and not my other adobe probrams.
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