Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Stacked panel groups, part of After Effects: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates.
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- The new version of After Effects…also sees a big change to the way that panels behave…for the windows you can optionally open up.…If you switch to the "Essentials" workspace,…by default, only one of these panels opens at a time.…As you click on a different panel's name,…everyone else closes, and the one…you select opens to full size,…and I can switch between these different panels.…I can also click on a panel's name…to close it up and see the entire list…with no parameters open, kind of a clean layout.…This is referred to as "solo behavior,"…where opening one closes another.…
If you do not want panels soloed,…you want the panels you like individually opened or closed,…go to the "Options" menu for any one of your group,…and choose "Panel Group Settings, Solo Panels in Stack."…When I disable that behavior, I can, for example,…leave "Info" open all the time,…open and close "Paragraph" or "Character" as I like.…Another trick is that if you do have "Solo" enabled,…if you hold down the "Option" key on Mac,…or "Alt" key on Windows, you can click…
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