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Lesson 8. Browser Basics and Project Cus... > Saving and Recalling Window Layouts

Saving and Recalling Window Layouts

If you prefer your own personal window layout over the Final Cut Pro preset window layouts, you can save these layouts and return to them at any time without having to create them again manually. You can also start with a preset layout, make changes to that, and then save the layout. Window layouts apply to all open projects.

1.
To save the existing layout, hold down the Option key and choose Window > Arrange > Set Custom Layout 1. Release the mouse and then release the Option key.

2.
To create a second arrangement of the windows, scroll left and then click the Browser Zoom button to see it in the expanded column view.

Note

This is a helpful layout to save if you need a wider view of Browser columns on a regular basis.

3.
Hold down the Option key and choose Window > Arrange > Set Custom Layout 2. Release the mouse button and then the Option key.

Note

You can also choose Window > Arrange > Save Window Layout to save additional named layouts in your Final Cut Pro User Data folder.

4.
To recall the first layout of the rearranged windows (Custom Layout 1), choose Window > Arrange > Custom Layout 1, or press Shift-U.

5.
Choose Window > Arrange > Custom Layout 2, or press Option-U, to return to the wide Browser layout.

Tip

The Browser window is so wide, it may come up behind one of the other interface windows. Click any portion of the Browser window you see to bring it to the front. Or press Cmd-4 to make the Browser the active window.

6.
Choose Window > Arrange > Standard, or press Ctrl-U, to return to the default window layout.


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