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Window location creep

When opening the first window for a new connection, I suggest you make a smarter decision about where to locate the window on the screen. I usually have two to five connections open at a time. During the day, I close connections I am not currently working with and open new ones. Invariably, the first (schema browser) window that opens positions down and to the right of the where the window opened for the last connection. After a day or two, windows are opening with their top near the bottom of my screen and their bottom right corner completely off the display. If I don't restart TOAD about this time, the next connection may open a window completely off my display.

Version 11.0.0.116 with DBA option.

Submitted by kevin.kennedy 2 years ago

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  1. Moderator

    As a workaround, use the Window|Cascade menu. This will bring everything back into view.

    2 years ago
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  2. Moderator

    I just tried opening schema browsers and closing them over and over. When one of them touched the edge of the mainform area, the next one came up back in the top-left corner. Maybe I'm doing something differently than you. Can you give me some steps to make it come up off screen?

    2 years ago
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    1. kevin.kennedy Idea Submitter

      Not sure what is different but, after doing a Window|Cascade, which realigned open windows, I then opened three new schema browsers in one of my connections. The first opened far down the screen with only about 20 percent of the window on my screen, the next two opened progressively lower and farther to the right -- the last of these barely had the menu bar on my display. I'm running TOAD in full screen mode in a terminal server window on a Windows Server 2003 R2 box.

      2 years ago
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  3. I agree that the common Windows behavior of slightly offsetting new windows diagonally becomes a nuisance when the new window causes scrollbars to appear. I'd be fine with a new window popping up dead center every time, as I'm just going to move it around to where I want it anyway.

    11 months ago
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  4. I have confirmed this behavior in 11.6.1.6 although it is not troublesome to me because I full screen my internal windows and use the tabs. I rarely need to see two windows at once, but when I do, I would just position them as needed.

    When opening new Schema Browser windows, each window is opened just below and right of the previous, and continuing this operation does eventually result in entire windows being completely off screen. However, the scroll bar can be used to bring them in view.

    I have not explicitly disagreed with this idea, it does not seem to be particularly problematic as the windows are still accessible.

    Cheers,

    Russ

    10 months ago
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