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  • 1.  Info tool default position

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hello All,

    In Pro v2021 is there a way to make the Info tool window open by default as Floating?  At the moment it's opening docked when I click on a map object - this means that it moves and re-sizes the map window and if I have a lot of data pulling over the network, it's frustratingly slow to re-draw.  Then to make it floating, I have to wait again for another re-draw.  It always used to open by default as floating, which is what I want - have I missed a setting somewhere where I can change this?

    Thanks,
    Jane

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    Jane Mason
    Biological Records Officer (GIS), Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service, UK
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  • 2.  RE: Info tool default position

    Employee
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Jane

    MapInfo Pro should or can remember the positions of your tool windows.
    Here's how I typically do this:

    1. I position the windows in the way I want them.
    I use the docked position for most of my windows. For the Tools window, I also set it to auto-hide.
    I have also positioned the Ruler window where I want it and then closed it again.

    2. I now save the positions
    Via the Pro tab, I access the backstage and go to Options. From here I access Application Preferences

    I now click on the Save Current Positions option under Tool Windows.
    Note that I have unchecked Save on Exit to not accidentally save unwanted positions but I have checked Create on Startup to load the saved positions for my tool windows.

    This should help you get your tool windows to appear where you want them. Personally, I rarely use floating tool windows. I have as you can see in the first image many windows stacked on the left side of the MapInfo window. For me that works quite well.

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data
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  • 3.  RE: Info tool default position

    Employee
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hey Peter,
    Would the 'Include Window Location, State or Size Changes' option in Workspace Preferences also be an option?


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    John Fifoot
    Precisely Software Pty Ltd
    North Sydney NSW
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  • 4.  RE: Info tool default position

    Employee
    Posted 11 days ago
    Good point, John.
    That can be an option or a pitfall. I have disabled this option.

    If you have it enabled, the workspace might change the position of your tool windows

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data
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  • 5.  RE: Info tool default position

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thanks Peter, that's helpful.  I've amended those settings - the windows are mainly docked, it's specifically the Info window I need floating - so will see how it goes tomorrow.

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    Jane Mason
    Biological Records Officer (GIS), Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service, UK
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  • 6.  RE: Info tool default position

    Posted 9 days ago
    The Info window seems to be opening floating now, so thanks for that, Peter.

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    Jane Mason
    Biological Records Officer (GIS), Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service, UK
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