# Key frames appear in dopesheet but not in the timeline

When animating, i just realised that sometimes when i add a keyframe, it appears in the dopesheet but not in the timeline!! Why?

• Could you post a .blend where this happens? – Mörkö Aug 4 '16 at 8:54
• and / or elaborate on which property you are keyframing when this happens with a screenshot, or a datapath (right click select Copy Datapath) – batFINGER Aug 4 '16 at 9:01
• Timeline requires you to have the object selected, where as the dope sheet allows you to see any and all keyframes. – Luka ash Aug 4 '16 at 14:27
• Thank you all for the answers above...everything is okay now..i just hadnt selected any object in the view port – sanya blender Aug 4 '16 at 20:05

Both are different and have different usage. From it's name, the Timeline allows you to change the time of the animation played. Along with the current frame, only inserted keyframes (using I) will be displayed on the timeline. More details can be found in blender's manual Timeline Editor