I use Artlandia's symmetryworks [which I highly recommend to anyone working with repeating patterns], however the panel used to edit the patterns has dissapeared.
the panel i refer to is on the right of the pattern seen here http://www.patternhead.com/images/articles/artlandia-review/pattern-swatch.png
Artlandia don't actually seem to have any forums, so I wonder if anyone knows how to reset Illustrator's panels or offer a solution which will allow me to see the panel again.
Thanks in advance, again.
You may try to increase the monitor resolution and hope that the panel appears and can be dragged to the centre so you can place it again after rereducing the resolution.
Or you may remove the downloaded plugin/whatever and download it again, hoping it will behave.