How to Solo Timeline Properties in Adobe After Effects

In this post, you will learn how you can quickly solo properties in After Effects.

Step 1:

Select the properties you want to solo.  (Quick Tip: select multiple properties by pressing and holding CTRL on a PC or CMD on a Mac)

Select properties in After Effects that you want to solo
Step 2:

Once you have made your selection, you need to hit S twice on your keyboard to solo selected properties.

Solo properties keyboard shortcut in After Effects 1 Solo properties keyboard shortcut in After Effects 2

Once you do that, it is only going to solo the properties you have selected.

Now to get the other properties back, all you have to do is just click once on the drop-down icon to hide our properties.

Properties dropdown icon in After Effects 1


Then click on the icon again to show our properties.

Show all properties in After Effects

When you do that, it will display all properties. I hope this was useful!

About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.

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