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Old 03 March 2013   #1
fileDialog2 2D window coordinates

Hi,
I just cannot find where the fileDialog2 2D coordinates are saved.
They are not in the windowsPrefs.mel ( at least not in mine...).
Problem is I currently cannot open new files via the dialog window,
because I "lost" a monitor...

I really tried to find the relevant file, but failed.

Thanks for help!
 
Old 03 March 2013   #2
Seems to be none of mayas ui types, so the window position could be a OS preference. But you can
1. call the window using the command line
2. press "ALT" + "SPACE" (with SPACE sligthly after ALT) this opens the windows context menu
3. using the arrow button, press five times upward (using a german UI, the focus now is on "move window")
4. press return
5. using the arrow buttons, rearange your window (the first tap on a arrow button also attaches the window to your mouse cursor so simply move the mouse)

If this doesnt help, you also can set your file dialog to "OS native", that opens the old dialog on a default position. This hovewer doesnt override the QT dialog window position.
 
Old 03 March 2013   #3
Originally Posted by zaskar: Seems to be none of mayas ui types, so the window position could be a OS preference. But you can
1. call the window using the command line
2. press "ALT" + "SPACE" (with SPACE sligthly after ALT) this opens the windows context menu
3. using the arrow button, press five times upward (using a german UI, the focus now is on "move window")
4. press return
5. using the arrow buttons, rearange your window (the first tap on a arrow button also attaches the window to your mouse cursor so simply move the mouse)

If this doesnt help, you also can set your file dialog to "OS native", that opens the old dialog on a default position. This hovewer doesnt override the QT dialog window position.


zaskar,
awesome tip, that worked perfectly :---]
Thanks much!
 
Old 03 March 2013   #4
File dialog position is stored using QSettings. The locations are different per-platform: http://doc.qt.digia.com/4.7/qsettin...ings-are-stored

So for me I have something here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Maya-2014-x64\FileDialog\
 
Old 03 March 2013   #5
Originally Posted by goleafsgo: File dialog position is stored using QSettings. The locations are different per-platform: http://doc.qt.digia.com/4.7/qsettin...ings-are-stored

So for me I have something here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Maya-2014-x64\FileDialog\


Nice, thanks!
 
Old 03 March 2013   #6
can you use start button and then use the left / right arrow key to bring it back from the ether?
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Old 03 March 2013   #7
Originally Posted by stallion151: can you use start button and then use the left / right arrow key to bring it back from the ether?


I think you are talking of win7.
But I have win8...there`s no start button...
 
Old 03 March 2013   #8
on your keyboard...isn't there a start button? hold that and press the left arrow key.
it should snap your window to the monitor edge.

click here...see point #2
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Old 03 March 2013   #9
Originally Posted by stallion151: on your keyboard...isn't there a start button? hold that and press the left arrow key.
it should snap your window to the monitor edge.

click here...see point #2


Ah, I see. That works, too.
Nice feature, thanks!
 
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