I need to toggle the wireframe option in the composition section but I'm missing the icons in the squared section in the image. How do I get these button icons so I can toggle the wireframe section? I tried toggling all of the menu bar options but can't seem to find the right one. Screenshot is from a youtube tutorial where the button icons that I'm looking for are visible.

screenshot of menu bar in composition menu

below is screenshot of what I see on my screen: enter image description here

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    That’s a weird one. I can’t see any way to hide those controls. Can you share a photo of your screen? Is it possible you’re not looking at the composition viewer, but a source viewer in the same location?
    – tomh
    Nov 6, 2021 at 9:47
  • Updated the question with a screengrab of my own After Effects screen. what is a source viewer by the way?
    – Simon Suh
    Nov 9, 2021 at 8:40

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The toggle wireframe icon is this:

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It is visible in your top image here:

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And the lower image here:

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  • thanks, that did the trick.
    – Simon Suh
    Nov 9, 2021 at 9:18

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