Resetting the Sony Vegas Pro Workspace and Layout

A common problem in Sony Vegas Pro is accidentally adjusting the layout when you don’t mean to, and it can seem hard to fix it as you cannot undo the Vegas Pro’s workspace changes with Ctrl + Z.
Here’s a way that should work and reset your Sony Vegas Pro 10 layout back to default.

In the top left corner navigate to View > Window Layouts > Default Layout. You can also use the shortcut Alt + D.

You can also show and hide separate windows in Sony Vegas Pro 10 by checking or unchecking items within the “View” list. For example, hiding the Video Preview window would remove it from the layout.

If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comment section below.


  • Alan Pell

    in sony vegas i used to be able to render part of the time line with that yellow thing but it doesnt work now so have to render the whole time line does any one know how to turn this on

  • cassy

    Hi there, I also have a problem . My FX Effects windows got stuck and i don’t know how to move it. I tried everything and nothing works ! :(( Could you help me? Thank You!

  • Guest

    Hi there, I also have a problem . My FX Effects windows got stuck and i don’t know how to move it. I tried everything and nothing works ! :(( Could you help me? Thank You! :)

  • tommy diamond

    i have a problem and idk how to view this comment later im not sure if it will pop up telling me some one replied.

    but my problem is i used to have the color corection tab along with alot of little options in my video fx but now mostly all of them are gone HELP!

  • YooloMerl

    I found this video helpful to fix my problem! :)

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  • Carolyn Dorleon

    How to bring up sony vegas crop window. The window to preview the crop that has the big transparent F on it is gone. Disappeared. I already reset the defaults. I see the controls for position and rotation, but not the preview window . the one with the big F. In Sony Vegas.

  • Ra’MaleeQ

    My media generator is inop. I cant get the clouds to animate even when I use keyframing. Please help.

  • Gabriel Alexandru

    The AVI Videos Works on Sony Vegas pro 10?

  • Jack Theaker

    i hv a problem with the text

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  • Brugmansia Alhazred

    I had the same problem, Mattia.

    The Event FX window is still there; you have accidentally hidden it and need to restore it manually, as not even un- & reinstalling the software will work.

    Look for the lines of six dots, under the X:s. Hold and pull them out, like drawer handles. One of those is the window you are looking for. You will find it. Hopefully, you still have time to finish your project. If not, maybe this post will help someone else.

  • Mattia Ghiani

    i have a problem with my vegas pro 11!!!! pleaaaase help!!!!!!

    I am editing a short movie about city.. i was adjusting the colors with color correcter and all of a sudden the color correcter tool failed… when i push the Event FX logo in my movie.. it wil not open the window that i need.. i deleted vegas pro 11 once and installed it again.. but still the same problem!!:(
    any1 a suggestion?? PLEASE NEED HELP CUZ I GOT A DEADLINE

  • hakim

    thanks man !!! it works !!!

  • Need help!

    Aqulll, can you help me with this problem?


  • Yan

    THANKS THANKS THANKS , aquul you are the number 1

  • Mukhamad T

    On the left hand side corner you will see a 6 dotted button, it is under the (x). Click on it and slide it down and the window will pop out.
    I hope this helps.

    Thanks to this guy I know somewhat of sony vegas pro 11.

    Thank You. & Please check my videos on youtube, since Im the beginner I will need help with the intros and etc.

  • Tonyy

    Hey Aquul i’ve been recently using your free templates for Sony Vegas 11, but i want to find out how to make that effect where it like glitching over and over..but don’t know how it would be great of you showed me thanks ..Btw keep up the good job (Y)

  • Dante

    My Video event pan/crop window is dockd/hidden sumwer… any way to get it back again???

  • Saurav Mishra

    Thank you sir your epic glitch tutorial helped me a lot…as you said in the video that send me some video response so that i could see your video…help me anyone i dont know how to send video response…i forgot…anyways i got a new idea to make my new intro…and “AQUUL” pls can i also make a tutorial on my channel…using your backround or audio?i will write in the video description that the audio is by aquul…blabla…and here is the original epic glith tuto…- (link) pls can i make?

  • AquuL

    When starting Sony Vegas, try and hold CTRL + SHIFT, you should get a little dialogue box up. Click Yes, and it will reset your Sony Vegas settings.

  • Abdul Basit

    I have a  problem My Other windows doesnot pops out

  • Jay

    Aquul, please help me with the video preview window, I cannot see the video FX im putting on a certain slide, only I can see the FX when I render the video.

  • Aaron

    How do I reset the little windows that pop-up? Like I went to move my Text Media Generator Pop-Up window and it went into another window and I can’t move it anymore? Any help?

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  • Marc (;

    Thank you so much Bro <33

  • damien delfosse

    aquul if i may ask were did you make your website on what website and does it have a free version or not

    thank you very much

  • xneymar11x

    Thank you so much :)

  • jack

    When i render there is no sound???? please help!!!

  • TeckGuyTales

    check my tutorial here how to get it full!

  • sham

    even if its a totally new project

  • sham

    hey, when i make a new project and insert media into the video track it uses all previous media track settings like if i split a bit of media then every ting i import onto a media track is split in the same way can u help reset this?

  • Mike

    Did you ever get this figured out? I have the same problem where when I use the cookie cutter, no matter how much I cut away there is always a rectangle that will never go away in the center.

  • Felix

    *Comment Area

  • Felix

    Place make Tutorial about the comment that you have, thank you

  • Jake

    Thanks I that is really helpful :)

  • Julien

    Hi Aquul, I have a question to ask. In your video”Photoshop CS5: Ellipse Logo Making / Creating – Tutorial”, your background is what you could send me back without the logo please?

  • RKM

    Hey Aquul Will You Be Able to a video to make this link’s
    wallpaper because It’s a awesome Wallpaper But the Video Isn’t
    Understand able so i want that You Will Make A video For this

    I am Your Subcriber

  • d@niel

    quiero aprender a manejar este programa …de verdad lo necesito con urgencia. algien que pueda traducirlo y ayudarme se lo agrdeceria … bye gracias.

  • Griffin

    It’s Alt D D (Do 2 D’s)

  • ammarez

    hi i have a problem when i render a video it till me Invalid Device was specified and it stops what should i do ??

  • marwan5800

    can u plz teach us how to zoom in the MIDDLE of a video using sony vegas and how to fast forward and slow motion and how to use your templates ?????????????????:D

  • Prasanna Kumar

    With a green screen background, when I use the Circle in Cookie Cutter, I see a green rectangle in the middle of the black cutout! If I use the Chroma keyer to remove the green background, everything goes black, except for this green rectangle!

    Please help.


  • Matthew

    how to put the layout vid thing into sony v pro 10?

  • Nick

    There are plenty of resources on Youtube to learn how to make a wordpress website….there are even books that have step by step instructions.

  • Tbravephp

    Hello, I have a problem .. how to put videos in one

    I want to make a video game, and I want to start with

    like you and do not know how many tabs are … and I want to be just one (one BSplayer)

    Add my ID and help me please

  • Marcos Bandeira

    Boa tarde meu caro amigo. queri saber como faço pra aplicar esses templates no vegas, achei muito legal mais não sei usar, poderia por gentileza me ensinar, me mostrando um tutorial.
    Ficaria muito grato e parabéns pelo site e muito interessante.
    Abraços fico no aguardo.

  • kyle

    How do i edit the text from your templates?

  • kane


  • kane

    I was inserting media text and now it is locked in one place and
    i tryed reseting all the settings and it didnt do anyrhinf pleasee reply

  • Kosovoboooy

    Thank you wery mmutch i didn’t know this i was just about reinstalling my sonyvegas. it’s intresting how i got here btw?
    i think God wan’ted to help me :p

  • Thomas

    Do you know how to reset? And I do not mean the Alt+Shift thing, that doesn’t work for me…

  • alan lopes

    Muiitoo fera u.u *–*

  • deo

    hey aquul, can you help me?can you give me a software of sony vegas 10?if its ok?where can i download it?do you have a link to it?thanks!my previous sony vegas is a trial version.

  • Chad S.

    aquul im haveing trouble editing the text in sony vegas pro 10. would you please help?!?

  • Matthew xD

    dude thank you so much i kept on having to reinstall sony vegas cuz i didnt know how to get my settings back ty again :D

    And Awesome Intros :D

  • taiseer

    hey i am new on sony vegas just started 3 days ago and with thE help of your tutorials i have learned a lot of thing but im stuck at a part and need ur heLp and that part is how to add fire effect blood effects downloadde frOm other site in to my vedio pleez dude i need ur help waiting 4 ur reply

  • http://notengosoloMail sebas

    Hello friend to change the letters in your template to other text introduction by me as I can configures the sony vegas so it does not so much because my computer even though I work, or rather how I can configure my way but that does not change the effects and sounds …?

  • olivier van de braak

    can u help me make a cool intro like the intro: Sony Vegas Pro 10 and 9 Intro Template: Elements Intro/Promo/Trail on youtube.

    pleace i make call of duty vids and i’m making intro’s to but mine suck

  • Filip

    Can you please make a tutorial on how to make a website with werdpress?? will be helpful….

  • AquuL

    My website is WordPress based.

  • http://none SAM

    heey AquuL wich software do you use for ur web design??
    pls help me there is nothing that i can find.
    ( PS: im on windows 7/xp )
    windows 7 is that of my father.
    but i want a new pc.

  • AquuL

    That’s a great idea Chad, I might create another tutorial showing people how to do that. Thanks for the reply.

  • Chad

    Dang, I knew that one already. Oh well. I created a couple of different layout based upon what type of editing I’m doing (i.e. music CD, Video, YouTube,etc) and save them to quickly switch between them. Be careful, some things are NOT reset by doing back to the Default setting.