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  • resetting workspace to fit different monitors

    Posted by Scott Hancock on December 17, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Using PProCC2014 on my MacBook Pro (retina), as I move from office to office, I use different external monitors of varying resolutions. Even if I purposely put the workspace back on the MBP screen before quitting, it will often open up on the next external, but not sensing its resolution properly such that much of the workspace window is off the screen. So, there’s no way to hit green button or even grab the top bar of the window to reposition it.

    Is there a command or other way to tell the workspace “fill the screen you are in”? Or even “Go to the host computer screen”.

    Thanks in advance.

    Robert Withers replied 1 month, 1 week ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Jorn Bergmans

    December 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Scott,

    Under the Window – Workspace tab there is an option called ‘Reset Current Workspace’.
    This will reset the window layout you currently have selected to it’s original position and setup as when you first created it.

    I know that doesn’t fully cover your problem, but maybe it will help on certain screens. I’m not aware of an option to make a windows layout ‘fit to screen’ or ‘stick to edges’, as the green bump in the upper left fills that function and I doubt it’s been put into Premiere itself.

    As a work-around you could make a ‘failsafe’ layout, which you can drag into the middle of your screens so it will always have the green button accessible. Perhaps that would solve some of the headache on rebellious screens 😉

  • Scott Hancock

    December 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you so much for replying and suggesting, Jorn.
    I did try the “reset workspace” command, but that just resets it within the window that is partially off-screen. It doesn’t affect the position of the window relative to the screen.

    By “failsafe layout”, I take it you mean a small window that would be likely to always be within a screen’s area? I’m trying that a bit and it seems the size of the window is not related to the workspace within it.

    Maybe I’m not getting what you mean…

    Thanks a lot –

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    February 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I know this is an old post, but I came here searching for the same question now and wanted to share what I learned.

    Just hit the little green button in the top left window and it will go back to fitting your monitor.

    Life is worth living.

  • Scott Hancock

    February 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you for replying, Elizabeth.
    Sorry, but in the condition I experience, I cannot see the greeen button. The PPro window is displaced off my screen and I cannot ‘see’ an window title bar to drag it into position.

  • Claudia Esslinger

    May 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    I am having this problem as well. THe only thing that works for me is quitting the program and restarting…I wish there was a keyboard short cut for this! Help!

  • Paulo Rogerio

    October 18, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Sorry, I don’t speak english very well…
    Try hit CTRL + \

  • Diana Gualda

    October 29, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    “CTRL + \” worked! Never knew about that. Three keys at once: “ctrl” (or “command” on mac), the “+” key, and the “\” key. Resets the entire application window to fit the screen.

  • Robert Withers

    October 19, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Amazing. One of the secret commands for PP2019

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