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Wayne Hewitt
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10/13/2014
Wayne Hewitt
Wayne Hewitt
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I note that the current version respects the Taskbar position when the main window is maximized.

However, the pop-up windows for Import and Browse for 'Load Into..' always seem to position with their left edges to the left of the main window left edge. This behaviour is the same on at least some other windows. I have attached a screen shot.

I am running three monitors with the center monitor as the 'main' monitor. The Taskbar is vertical on the left edge.

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Wayne Hewitt
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10/15/2014
Wayne Hewitt
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btw, this happens in other places as well such as setting colors for text so perhaps it a general problem.
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Andy Schmidt
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10/21/2014
Andy Schmidt
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Wayne Hewitt wrote:
pop-up windows for Import and Browse for 'Load Into..' always seem to position with their left edges to the left of the main window left edge... The Taskbar is vertical on the left edge.

Hi Wayne,
Version 4.0.19 includes better handling when the Windows task bar is positioned on the side instead of the bottom. Please use the "Check for Updates" function in the StudioLine "Help" menu to install the new update and let us know if this resolves that particular issue.
edited by Andy Schmidt on 10/21/2014
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Wayne Hewitt
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10/21/2014
Wayne Hewitt
Wayne Hewitt
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Andy
I just did a quick test. The initial call of the Import window now opens to the right of the main window's left margin (good) and the Browse for 'Load Into' opens just the left of the column the button is in (good). However, if called again during the same session, both windows move left with each call. The Import window will move through the task Bar if the Task Bar is on the left edge (IE: it will not honor the Task Bar area). This may have to do with a Windows 'feature'.

I seem to recall that there was a four size cycle in opening a window repeatedly. Maybe this move to the left is a similar feature? In any event I would guess that most people do not open Import repeatedly in a given session so .19 should be good.
edited by wdhewitt on 10/21/2014
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Andy Schmidt
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10/28/2014
Andy Schmidt
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Wayne Hewitt wrote:

I only tested the Import window due to time constraints.
This is all on my laptop. No other monitors attached or referenced.

The 4.0.20 update has been released. It addresses the additional scenario of fairly small monitors (such as a laptop). Please let us know if this resolves your problem.
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Wayne Hewitt
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10/28/2014
Wayne Hewitt
Wayne Hewitt
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Andy
It looks like the movement of the Import window is fixed but although the 'Choose Color' window does not seem to move left, its left margin does not respect the Task Bar. I have enclosed a screen shot.






Due to a miss-click I turned up a possibly related issue. The 'Edit Date and Time' window came up straddling two monitors with its left side buried under the Task Bar. I can't speak to the bulk of SL as I don't use it but I am wondering if the opening routine for SL ought to determine the location and size of the monitor which SL is opened on, take into account the position of the Task Bar, and then require all windows that open within SL to open within that space space with any manual resizing honored though the session, or perhaps across sessions. I suppose that would also require a method to re-establish the safe space if SL is moved to a different monitor. I realize this is not exactly simplistic but I am putting it out as a strawman. I have included a screen shot. The black area is due to the fact that the left monitor is my laptop which is not as tall as the right monitor. I would not expect that issue to be dealt with - I have to deal with it all the time.




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Andy Schmidt
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10/29/2014
Andy Schmidt
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Wayne Hewitt wrote:
It looks like the movement of the Import window is fixed

Hi Wayne,
thanks for confirming. The problem we were addressing was dealing with the "initial" open of dialogs when there was a taskbar on the left.
Once a dialog HAD been opened previously, its position would have been saved and then reused the next time StudioLine starts. In that case, StudioLine will not reposition dialogs (like your Date-Edit or Color dialogs), as long as they do remain visible. The system assumes that you had purposely placed them partially in the margin to leave more room for other screen content.
If you do move those dialogs to different screen locations and later reopen StudioLine, they should appear at their new location.
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Wayne Hewitt
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10/29/2014
Wayne Hewitt
Wayne Hewitt
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They do stay - so I agree, you have nailed that one.
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