In V8i, if I run on 1 monitor, I can still set multiple application windows and do get multiple application windows
In CE, if I run on 1 monitor, I only get 1 application windows even though the setting saying I should get 2. Is that WAD for CE?
I have indeed noticed this too (in Openbuildings Designer CE Update 9). However when I start OBD when my external monitor is attached, I will get two application windows then when disconnecting the external monitor (thus only having a single monitor anymore) the both application windows remain.
To be honest I feel conflicted a bit about this. On the one hand I think it's handy because my laptop is just too small for two application windows on the same monitor (it works wonderfully however on a single wide screen external monitor). So in that sense I like that it changes to single application windows.
However when I then reconnect my external monitor and the two application windows come up next time opening OBD all of my "docked" windows have disappeared from the second application window and I have to set it up again completely. And that's just a waste of time ...
I created this Idea on the aha portal: Save application windows setup | MicroStation Ideas Portal (aha.io) which could be handy to be more flexible related to workspaces. Myself I have at least three different places I often work (at home, the office or any building site without external monitor).
The following may also be of help and having set the Preference, remember to restart MicroStation.
How to enable multiple Application Windows in MicroStation CONNECT Edition?
How to move Views to Application Window 3 and 4
That doesn't help Carl, I've changed the settings, save settings and restart.
I agree that it's handy if that's what the behaviour you want. However, I prefer to have the windows stay as how they were exactly for the reason that you mentioned regarding "docked" windows/toolboxes. I'm not sure what's the merit of actually spending effort to limit the number of application windows to number of screen. Say if I have a 4K screen, that's enough to fit 4 windows at FHD dimension.
You are correct of course! I was thinking (too much) from the perspective of changing setups, working on a laptop, ...
In case of a fixed setup with a single monitor your reasoning makes sense. And the fact that multiple application windows aren't supported doesn't.