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Paul Cope
AE switch comp shortcut?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:35:10 pm

Hi,

Very quick question to all those ae gurus out there. Is there a keyboard shortcut for moving between different open compositions in AE CS6? Like you would Control+Tab to move between different browser windows, but an ae comp equivalent?

All help greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!

Paul Cope


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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE switch comp shortcut?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:45:04 pm

See After Effects Help, specifically the bottom of the "Panels, viewers, workspaces, and windows" table here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/keyboard-shortcuts-reference.htm...

... and the "Compositions" table here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/keyboard-shortcuts-reference.htm...

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Paul Cope
Re: AE switch comp shortcut?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:07:33 pm

Sorry, not sure I found it in that list? Is it possible?



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Ridley Walker
Re: AE switch comp shortcut?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 7:45:40 pm

"Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)

Shift+, (comma) or Shift+. (period)"

You'll need multiple Comp Viewers open for this to work and to have the keyboard focus on the Comp window. It doesn't appear to work when keyboard focus is on the Timeline.

Note that if you open another Comp viewer then dock them together you may need to unlock one of them for the Timeline to switch between Comps.

Here's how it works:

SwitchComp



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Tristan Summers
Re: AE switch comp shortcut?
on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:44:22 pm

Because it is the Composition panel, it does this ALPHABETICALLY and not in the order of tabs in the Timeline. More confusingly, It goes A-Z, then a-z (ie Uppercase then lowercase) so you have to put your TABS in that order for it to make sense, and keep clicking on the Composition window, thus possibly accidentally moving things. But good to know


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Tristan Summers
Re: AE switch comp shortcut?
on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:51:19 pm

Oh, just found alt shift , and.
or AltShift<, AltShift> as an easier way to remember
or Alt+Shift+CommaOnTheKeyboardNotOnTheNumPad, Alt+Shift+PeriodOnTheKeyboardNotOnTheNumPad,

Thatis great. 16 years in and still a new thing every day!


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