This menu contains controls to show and hide the panes in the Motion interface.
• Minimize: Shrinks the active window to the Dock. This is equivalent to clicking the
Minimize button at the upper left of the window. (Command-M)
• Minimize All: If you are using a viewer window to preview an image or clip (by
double-clicking a file in the File Browser), this command shrinks the Motion project
window and the viewer window to the Dock.
• Zoom: Resizes the active window to maximize desktop real estate. Switches between
full screen and the previously saved non-full screen state.
• Show Inspector: This submenu provides direct access to the four panes in the Inspector:
Properties (F1), Behaviors (F2), Filters (F3), and Object (F4). The Object pane changes
depending on what type of object is selected.
• Show/Hide Project Pane: Turns the display of the Project pane on or off. (F5)
• Show/Hide Timing Pane: Turns the display of the Timing pane on or off. (F6)
• Show/Hide HUD: Turns the display of the HUD on or off. (F7)
• Show/Hide Task List: The Background Task List window displays any background
processing when Motion performs optical flow retiming.
For more information on optical flow, see the Optical Flow pop-menu item in
Controls in the Properties Inspector
• Player Mode: Fills your entire monitor with the Canvas, transport controls, and toolbar.
In this mode, you can do all normal Canvas operations, including playback. To leave
Player mode, choose the menu item again. (F8)
• Show Canvas on Second Display/Show Canvas in the Main Window: If you have two
displays connected to your computer, shows the Canvas and Project pane (Layers,
Media, and Audio lists) on the second display. Choose Show Canvas in the Main Window
to show the Canvas in the main project window.
• Show Timing Pane on Second Display/Show Timing Pane in the Main Window: If you have
two displays connected to your computer, shows the Timing pane (Timeline, Audio
Timeline, and Keyframe Editor) on the second display. Choose Show Timing Pane in
the Main Window to show the pane in the main project window.
• Revert to Original Layout: If the Timing pane or Canvas are displayed on a second
monitor, shows the Timing pane or Canvas in the main project window.
• File Browser: Displays the File Browser. (Command-1)
• Library: Displays the Library. (Command-2)
• Inspector: Displays the Inspector. (Command-3)
• Layers: Displays the Layers list in the Project pane. (Command-4)
• Media: Displays the Media list in the Project pane. (Command-5)
• Audio: Displays the Audio list in the Project pane. (Command-6)
• Video Timeline: Turns the display of the Timeline on or off. If the Timing pane is not
visible, this command causes it to appear. (Command-7)
• Keyframe Editor: Turns the display of the Keyframe Editor on or off. If the Timing pane
is not visible, this command causes it to appear. (Command-8)
• Audio Timeline: Turns the display of the Audio Timeline on or off. If the Timing pane is
not visible, this command causes it to appear. (Command-9)
• Bring All to Front: If the main Motion window is behind windows of other applications
and a viewer window is selected, this command moves the Motion window to the
front. If any viewer windows are hidden behind windows from other applications, this
command moves the viewer windows in front of the other applications.
• Open Project/Untitled List: The open project and any images that are open in a viewer
window appear at the bottom of the Window menu. An unsaved project is listed as
“Untitled.” Choosing an item from this list brings it to the front.