The bottom half of the reference window is separated form the top half and they occupy the full screen. I need the two halves to be together as a window, like how it was originally. How do i fix this?
The picture is the reference window, but it only shows the bottom half. When i click the reference flyout, it shows the references (without the bottom half) but takes the whole screen. Help!
Here are the things I would try in order....
From your attached image it looks like you've gone to a lot of work to customize the look of your MicroStation window. Resetting your user preferences is going to blow all of that away, so that is why I'm suggesting that last.
Rod WingSenior Systems Analyst
See if you can grab the lower right corner of the dialog box and stretch it to a smaller size.
Before deleting or resetting your preferences, delete the file "Personal.docking.xml" that is found in your prefs folder. It is the file that contains the information about the reference dialog (size, location, etc.). It contains the information about the dialog boxes that can be dragged outside the MicroStation window. Deleting this file will restore these dialogs back to the default settings but will not effect your other preferences.
It looks like your Reference dialog window is larger than the available space and the title bar is off screen making it hard to do anything with the dialog.
Try the following:
Thank you Pellet Pusher, it worked!
I have had this and worse as I have laptop and external monitor. (since Covid working from home this happens far too often) . sometimes the dialog in so far off the screen I cant grab or close the tool.. I tried everything and couldn't find any useful help here or the internet.. Then it came to me .. go on the ext monitor in desktop RMB properties video or screen resolution to something really horrible like 900 by X whatever is there or like 800x something.. then return to msnt (Alt tab) you can now see all edges of tools move and resize then save settings close mstn, return to desktop and reset the screen resolution back to original settings or let it do a recommended.. then restart microstation with the now current resolution and Boom it's all back to normal hoorah!
This was so good an option I've written it up in my mstn tricks and tips notebook, yes paper! And will publish it electronically later in our local user group and at work...
Cheers and happy plotting
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