What version of Premiere Elements are you using? Is it on Windows or Mac?
PE8 on a Windows Vista PC
Correction, I should have asked, How to change the Monitor panel between "floating" and "locked".
I see now. Click on "Restore workspace" to get it back to "locked" when it is "floating". But what does one do to toggle it back to floating when it is locked?
Just starting my day. Sorry I could not return to your thread sooner.
This is my take on Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 and this customizing the workspace situation.
1. Under Window Menu, the key choices involved here are:
a. Restore Workspace (escape from mess ups)
b. Show Docking Headers
c. Hide Docking Headers
...In the Default state, there is no floating of the major panels.
...To be able to float and dock many of the major panels, one selects Show Docking Headers. In this configuration, you can "Drag the panel to float" and Ctrl Drag to dock.
...Hide Docking Headers does just that.
...If one decides that the panel configuration has gotten messed up beyond what you can cope with, then the Default via "Restore Workspace" to the rescue.
For me, the docking maneuvers in the "Show Docking Headers" are challenging. An example for you to try...
Let us say that you have
My Project Panel
docked at the left corner of the Show Docking Headers workspace and you want to dock the Disc Layout Panel at the bottom of those (that is dock the Disc Layout Panel to Monitor Panel). You would Ctrl Drag the Disc Layout Panel up and into the Monitor Panel until you saw a folder looking overlay. Then release the Ctrl Drag. And, then begin working with the expand triangle of the various docked panels. There are other variations if you want to customize the workspace.
From my perspective, there is a difference between docked and undocked and locked and non floating. I see non floating associated with the Default. Keep in mind that you can still move the docked panels with just a Drag in the Show Docking Header phase. Lots of possibilities.
Please let us know if any of the above worked for you with a bit more exploration and experimentation. Then we can revisit this if necessary.
Thanks for the follow up.