Set Timeline drag-and-drop preferences

You can set preferences that specify where an item is dropped when you add it to the Timeline Layers list: at the start of the project or at the current playhead position. You can also set the delay time before a drop menu appears when you drag a media item to the Timeline track area.

Specify where new objects appear in the Timeline layers list

  1. Choose Motion > Preferences (or press Command-Comma).

  2. Click the Project icon.

  3. In the Still Images & Layers section, click the appropriate button to create layers at “Current frame” or “Start of project.”

Note: The Create Layers At preference applies only when you drag items to the Timeline layers list, the Layers list, or Canvas. Clips dropped on a specific frame in the Timeline track area appear at that exact location.

Set the drop menu delay preference for items added to the Timeline track area

You can modify the time it takes for the drop menu to open when you drag items into the Timeline track area.

  1. Choose Motion > Preferences (or press Command-Comma).

    The Preferences window appears.

  2. Click the General.

  3. In the Interface section, adjust the Drop Menu Delay slider to set the delay pause for drop menus in Motion.