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Inspector always open

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:28:33 GMT

I'm new to Timeline 2 so I may be missing something obvious. Whenever I open Timeline the default behavior is to show the Inspector. I find this annoying. I know there's a shortcut keyboard command for hiding the Inspector, but there must be a way to set up things so I don't see the Inspector by default. (At least I hope there's a way and I'm just missing it.) I also realize that if I hide the Inspector, then Save, then exit Timeline that the inspector will not show up the next time I start up. And that helps. But I still feel there must be a way to setup things so the default startup behavior is to hide the Inspector. Is this possible?

Matthew Tobin
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:12:15 GMT

Hi Mathew, The position of the inspector is saved with the individual timeline files - so once you close it in a file and save it, you shouldn't see it again for that file until you choose to open it. I default the inspector to being open on new files, however, mostly because I want that part of the interface to be clear and visible for new users when they first start the program. To be honest, you are the first person to raise this one as an issue, and it isn't something I would have particularly noticed myself (although I operate with the inspector open 95% of the time and only close it for presentations or exporting, or when I am squishing the window right down). If other people share similar concerns, I can certainly look at adding something in Preferences to set the default behaviour for new timelines, just like you can set the initial theme. Regards, Matt

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:47:02 GMT

Matt: Thanks for your quick response. It's possible I notice this more than some others for 2 reasons: 1. I'm typically using Timeline on an 11 or 13 MacBook Air (smaller screen) 2. Typically I want to review my timeline first to get a big-picture view of things (i.e. it's a bit like a self-presentation): so the inspector is always in the way for the initial kind of activity I typically do. I have no idea how typical (or not) my situation is to others. For now I'll just try to remember to save with inspector hidden before quitting.