General XMetaL Discussion
pmasal January 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm
Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 1:56 pmParticipants 9Replies 10Last Activity 13 years, 8 months ago
I have a user who is unable to view the Resource Manager, whether he toggles it on or off. He has tried closing all files/toolbars and various other means he could think of to “unhide” it. He even repaired the installation and performed a fresh install. Still, he cannot see the Resource Manager. Is there a secret to restoring the RM if it “goes away?”
EMCdcramer January 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Are (or were) there two monitors involved? I think I saw something like that once where a machine had two monitors and one was removed while the resource manager was undocked and on the second monitor. Still, I'd be surprised if that problem would not have been resolved by a reinstall of XMetaL.
Davidpmasal January 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Hi, thanks for responding! Alas, it was only one monitor.
Pauljkieffer January 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm
I am currently experiencing the same problem. I am working with three monitors. The problem started when I selected something from a right-click menu within the Resource Manager. The menu gave three options. Two of the options seemed to be about docking. I think I selected (or deselected) the option Allow Docking. The Resource Manager disappeared and I have tried everything, except reinstalling, to get it back. Resource Manager is listed in Help (docked panes), but it shouldn't completely disappear!mag3737 January 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Have you tried the “reset workspace” trick? (Hold down the Ctrl key while starting XMetaL, then say “yes” to reset the workspace.)dcramer January 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm
If you have problems with any window or pane being unavailable due to multiple monitors (say you're used remote desktop to get to a machine with multiple monitors and some window is stuck on one of the others or you removed a monitor since the last time you used the application), try DisplayFusion: http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/
There's a free-as-in-beer version and it has a hot key for moving a window to the next monitor: Ctrl + Win + X
1. Install DisplayFusion
2. Open XMetaL and click the Resource Manager button to put the focus on the invisible resource manager.
3. Press Ctrl + Win + X (more than once if necessary if you have more than two monitors).
A must have if you use multiple monitors and also connect remotely. There are a few apps (or panes in apps) that don't move to the existing remote desktop window.
Hope that helps someone,
Davidjkieffer January 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm
I tried the reset workspace trick suggested by Tom Magliery.
Still no Resource Manager.
Thanks for the suggestionjkieffer January 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Whoops. I spoke too soon. I think Tom Magliery's reset workspace trick did work after all.
Thanks Tompmasal January 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Yep! Worked well for us, too!
Thank you, Tom.
Paulachu May 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerMay 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Any insight what might make resource manager window not displayed?
When restoring to default workspace, what are the steps behind the scene? will it replace the default.tbr with the default one? will it touch XMetal.mcr?Derek Read May 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Reply to: Can’t display Resource ManagerMay 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Files are unaffected. Only registry settings that store the current “workspace” should be modified (they are reset to default values).
See this post for details: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,19.msg28.html#msg28
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