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  • Elements question… don’t shoot me :)

    Posted by Rob Gutermuth on March 30, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    I know this is the Pro forum but I have one of my set ups where PE makes more sense, and I have the latest version.

    I can’t seem to get the dual display option to work – all I want to do is have the main program on one screen and a preview of the full video as Im working on it on another one…

    When I choose the dual screen option it’s not allowing me to even drag and drop windows…..

    any thoughts? – Latest version and Im running this on a M1 macbook pro

    Rob Gutermuth replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Juliette Def

    April 7, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Let’s start by making sure your setup complies with the specifications for your MacBook Pro and Adobe Premiere Elements (PE). Given that you mentioned using the most recent version of PE and that your computer is a powerful M1 MacBook Pro, there shouldn’t be a problem.

    In order to view the program window on one screen and the preview window on another, you are trying to configure Premiere Elements’ dual display feature. To do this, you must take the following actions:

    1. Connect your MacBook Pro to a second display by connecting an external monitor to it.

    2. Open the project you wish to work on in Premiere Elements.

    3. Choose the “Dual Display” choice from the Window menu.

    4. The program window and the preview window should now each be in their own independent windows.

    5. Drag the preview window to the secondary display and the program window to the main display.

    It could be aIt may be a configuration problem or a software malfunction if you are unable to drag and drop windows. You might attempt the following troubleshooting steps:

    1. Make sure your MacBook Pro is configured so the desktop may be extended to the external monitor. Make sure “Mirror Displays” is unchecked by navigating to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.

    2. Try closing Premiere Elements and starting it again to check whether the problem still exists.

    3. If the problem still exists, consider resetting Premiere Elements’ options by pressing and holding the Option and Shift keys while you run the program.

    4. Last but not least, you might try updating Premiere Elements to the most recent version, which might have bug patches that could solve the problem you’re having.

    I hope these steps help you get the dual display option working in Premiere Elements. If you have any further questions or run into any other issues, feel free to ask.

  • Rob Gutermuth

    May 11, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    I figured it out – it’s a bug in their software – you have to go in every time you open the app and then toggle the display settings on the mac. Not sure if it’s just my set up but this is on a New MacBook Pro M1 Max 14 inch… seems more like a ventura issue with regards to PE

    Thanks so much for your answer though – was starting to wonder… seems like it really should do that automatic as saved from the last time you used the software… oh well it was $50 🙂

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