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 Layout (X)L pop-up windows default position 

Last post Mon, Feb 4 2013 8:45 AM by patt. 2 replies.
Started by patt 04 Feb 2013 07:11 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 727 views
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  • Mon, Feb 4 2013 7:11 AM

    • patt
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    Layout (X)L pop-up windows default position Reply

     

    Hello,

     

    Is there a way to set the default position where the various pop-up windows (i.e. "Copy", "Move", "Create Ruler", etc.) appear in Layout (X)L? These continuously appear around the middle of the screen and present an annoyance. Having them appear consistently in one of the corners would be nice.

     

    Alternatively, is there a way to turn these off altogether?

     

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Mon, Feb 4 2013 8:01 AM

    • dmay
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    Re: Layout (X)L pop-up windows default position Reply

    If you don't want the forms to show up by default, you can put this in your .cdsenv:
    ui      showOptionForms boolean nil

    Or use this in your CIW:
    envSetVal("ui" "showOptionForms" 'boolean nil)

    This setting is on a form: CIW->Options->User Preferences  "Options Displayed When Commands Start"

    Cadence uses an inconsistent approach to get forms to come up where you want. It would be nice if this was in the .cdsenv, but it isn't. You can use the following commands in your CIW or put them in a .cdsinit file:

    hiGetCIWindow()->optionFormPlacement="left"
    hiGetCIWindow()->formPlacement="left"
    hiGetCIWindow()->optionFormRelativeTo="currentWindow"
    hiGetCIWindow()->formRelativeTo="currentWindow"

    Your choices are:
    top, bottom, left, right, center, default

    Relative to:
    currentWindow, CIW, screen

    Derek

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  • Mon, Feb 4 2013 8:45 AM

    • patt
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    Re: Layout (X)L pop-up windows default position Reply

     

    Works like a charm. Thanks, Derek!

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