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Bruce Kieffer

App Window Size Always Opens Full Screen on Vectorworks Startup

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This bug was introduced in Vectorworks 2017. See my screen shots. I set my Vectorworks window size so I work with a small area of finder showing on the right. I quit Vectorworks, restart Vectorworks, and the Vectorworks window fills my screen. Very annoying.

 

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• Yes, annoying...but I think I figured it out. You are using the "Application Window" (AW)...which is a new(?) feature that allows you to have multiple files open simultaneously. 

• The problem is you cannot (as far as I can tell, and which seems odd) control the size of the AW upon launching the program (like you could before by setting the window size to your liking, then quitting the program).

• The solution is go to the Window (menu) > Use Application Window   and uncheck it. Then you will be back in the old fashioned mode you're used to.

• Btw I know you're using the AW because I can see at top the tab "French Door Staircase." In AW you could have other files open and organize them with tabs. In non-AW mode you can only have one file open at a time.

• If "Show Document Tabs" is checked, you can drag open files on and off that tab bar. "Undock Current Document" has the same effect as dragging files off the tab bar--which makes it a superfluous menu command in my opinion.

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Yes wivc, all you observed is correct. My workaround is a resize window macro which I trigger after I open VW. It works, but I hope that Vectorworks fixes this if they can.

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On 1/3/2017 at 0:58 PM, wivc said:

• Yes, annoying...but I think I figured it out. You are using the "Application Window" (AW)...which is a new(?) feature that allows you to have multiple files open simultaneously. 

• The problem is you cannot (as far as I can tell, and which seems odd) control the size of the AW upon launching the program (like you could before by setting the window size to your liking, then quitting the program).

• The solution is go to the Window (menu) > Use Application Window   and uncheck it. Then you will be back in the old fashioned mode you're used to.

• Btw I know you're using the AW because I can see at top the tab "French Door Staircase." In AW you could have other files open and organize them with tabs. In non-AW mode you can only have one file open at a time.

• If "Show Document Tabs" is checked, you can drag open files on and off that tab bar. "Undock Current Document" has the same effect as dragging files off the tab bar--which makes it a superfluous menu command in my opinion.

Small point, in pre-AW days you can have multiple VW files open and cycle through them via the Window menu by selecting the appropriate file name. Certainly not as elegant.  I too felt some frustration with the AW, particularly when trying to return to my desktop, but am slowly getting used to it...

 

Bob

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Any news or fixes on this topic? I find it extremely annoying since I'm dealing with 2 monitors.

I hope someone fixes the issues with the documents down in the doc icon on a Mac too. Mine are months old and still not current. 

 

Jason

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