I am using Adobe Premiere Pro 22.3.1.

I have un-docked tools panel and it seems there is no way to dock it back in any panels group.

There is no any title or hands on the top.

I can drag it over the window - but dropping it - it remains undocked.

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Dock the Tools panel to the Options panel

Click and drag the Tools panel to re-dock it.

Note that you must click below window bar and just before the menu items.

See orange dot enter image description here in image below for click location. Please note that I have added the orange dot myself to the picture to show the click placement. It does not exist in the actual GUI.

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  • it works, thanks a lot. Btw the orange dot is not visible and the area for pointers click is about a pair of pixels in size. Very strange
    – provance
    Dec 1, 2022 at 4:01
  • I put the orange dot so that you could tell where to click. It isn't part of the GUI. I have updated my answer so as not to confuse anyone else. Dec 1, 2022 at 5:25

It seems there is no way to dock it back in any panels group

Dock the Tools panel to the Options panel

  1. In the Tools panel, click the panel menu icon.
  2. Select Dock In Options Panel.

Source: Working with Panels in Premiere Pro


Click the 3-bar menu of the floating panel, and drag it to the panel you want to dock it in. You get the various blue blocks from the sides, top/bottom or middle, which tell you where it's going to go if you let up.

If a side/top/bottom is blue, it will go to that side as a separate panel. If the middle is blue, it will be in that panel as a separate tab.

Source: Solved: docking a floating panel - Adobe Support Community - 5165424

  • My answer originally started out like yours based on the same search results, but I determined it was not in fact the case. I played around in Premiere Pro for a few minutes and finally figured out how it is done and that is what my answer was ultimately based on. Dec 1, 2022 at 5:27

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