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Lost my Structured View to a dual monitor - Help!

Nov 15, 2012 6:51 AM

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?




Michael Hare

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    Nov 15, 2012 7:07 AM   in reply to mphare

    Search Amebr's posts - she's got a little mouse-wiggling trick that snaps back lost focus on those 2nd monitor issues kicking around the forums.

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    Nov 15, 2012 9:04 AM   in reply to mphare

    Found her - check post #2 out in

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    Nov 15, 2012 9:52 AM   in reply to mphare

    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.

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    Nov 15, 2012 10:47 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    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.

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    Nov 15, 2012 8:36 PM   in reply to mphare

    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.

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    Nov 16, 2012 10:15 AM   in reply to mphare

    I do not know whether this will work in your case, but sometimes my structure view disappears. I simply refresh my workspace. I have version 9 of Fm.



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