Framemaker 8, Structured
Windows 7 Prof
A user has been using a dual monitor setup with the desktop extended to the second monitor.
He pushed the Structured View over to the second monitor and shutdown the machine.
He then restarted the machine without the second monitor attached and now he cannot bring up the Structured View.
From my past experience with this same phenomenon, I believe the Structured View is still sitting over in the second monitor space. When this has happened to me I re-attach the second monitor, located the view and was able to grab the view and slide it back over to the main display.
However, this user claims he has tried that and the Structured View is not located in the second display. He had to leave before I could work with the laptop and try to 'find' the Structured View myself.
My question is, is there a better way to reclaim any view/window/dialog that was left in a secondary display when Framemaker is restarted with only the main display?
Thanks for the reply. Forgive me, I have no idea who Amebr is and I cannot seem to locate her in the user search. Do you have a full name, or can you point me to a specific post?
The window co-ordinates are stored in the user-specific maker.ini file [DialogLayout] area.
The [0,0] point is in the upper-left. You can edit these co-ordinates as required to bring back any dialogue window to a specific location.
Correction: the structure view window is in the [StructureView] section
;------------------------- Structure View ----------------------------
Position=360, 144, 376, 272
Just change the first two numbers to something like 10,10 to move it onto the first monitor and reposiiton as required afterwards.
That looked really promising. However, when I edit the maker.ini and change the values for the StructuredView position, it makes no change to the position of the SV window on the desktop.
Jeff: Thanks for the link. That may work as long as the lost window has focus when I press 'alt-space-M'
Which maker.ini file did you edit? The one in the FMHome folder (the application installation folder) is read first, then the user specific version located in the C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\8.0 is read next overwriting any value in the master .ini file. You need to edit your specific maker.ini.