I have been working on a project inside of After Effects that is divided up into dozens of precomps. Things have been fine up until today when the main comp decided to activate adaptive resolution. It's a button I never hit, and I'm not sure of any keyboard shortcuts that activate it. The screen was extremely pixelated and wouldn't resolve and I noticed that it was one. The problem I have now is that for some reason, it activated adaptive resolution on every single precomp as well. So now, every time that I go on the timeline and click into a shot, the screen is pixelated until I turn on "Final quality". Is there a preference or some other way to disable adaptive resolution across every precomp without doing it one by one?
There isn't such feature. You should ask for it in Adobe's wishform page. BTW If you are seeing pixels when the CTI is in resting position then something is wrong. There was a bug with this so make sure you Ae is updated to the latest update of the release.