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Auto hide floating palettes


I don't have the above feature in the Window>palettes menu in the workspace I have migrated from VW2019 to VW2020. I seem to recall in the past I hade to remove persoanl workspace to get the BIM option to show, but can't recall how to do this...

I have looked in the 'Edit current Workspace' feature and looked for the 'Auto hide floating palettes' in the 'menus' tab but it isn't under the 'palettes' command where I would expect it to be...

Any suggestions appreciated

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I don't think there is a program wide setting for this. I think it has to be done on a palette by palette basis.


Floating palettes have two buttons in the upper left. The X to close the palette and a + or minus to tell you the autohide state.


When the Autohide button is a + the palette remains open at all times


When is is a - the palette will autohide when the cursor is not over the palette.



Does this answer your question?

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Think there must be a Mac vs windows difference... On the Mac there is an additional 'Palette options' menu which I can;'t find on the PC. I have also seen reference to 'borders'?

The additional menu seems to allow docked palettes to each side of the screen to auto hide...



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Yes, there are slight differences.

Mac is better 🙂


E.g. you can also dock the Snapping Palette on Mac, not on PC

(And you have a Dark Mode)

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