Opening and Closing Sequences in the Timeline

In the Timeline and Canvas, tabs represent sequences. Opening a sequence opens the Timeline and the Canvas windows simultaneously (if they’re not open already). If the Timeline and Canvas are already open, a newly opened sequence appears in its own tab on top of any other sequence tabs.

To open a sequence in the Timeline and Canvas
Do one of the following:
  • Select the sequence in the Browser, then choose View > Sequence in Editor.

  • Control-click the sequence in the Browser, then choose Open Timeline from the shortcut menu.

  • Double-click a sequence in the Browser.

  • Select the sequence in the Browser, then press Return.

The sequence opens in the Timeline and Canvas windows.

To select a sequence in the Timeline
  • Click the sequence’s tab.

To close a sequence in the Timeline
Do one of the following:
  • With the sequence’s tab selected in the Timeline, choose File > Close Tab (or press Control-W).

  • Control-click the sequence’s tab, then choose Close Tab from the shortcut menu.

When you close a sequence’s tab in the Timeline, the corresponding tab in the Canvas closes, and vice versa. Closing the Canvas window closes the Timeline window. However, closing the Timeline window by pressing Command-W does not close the Canvas window.