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Re: st: do editor (resized) pinned to always on top


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: do editor (resized) pinned to always on top
Date   Wed, 2 Apr 2008 21:57:01 -0400

Not sure if this obvious solution was discussed already, but here is
how it can be done:

1. minimize all programs but Stata (Win+M)
2. start do editor
3. Right-click the task bar and select "Tile windows vertically". This
will give 50% of screen space to Stata and 50% to the do-editor.
4. Adjust the size of each window to taste.

If you have a 24" monitor -- there will be plenty of space for both.
The "always-on-top" effect is reached because the Stata window and
do-editor window do not overlap.

A more complicated solution would be sending a windows message to the
do-editor window to be an always-on-top-window. Unfortunately Stata
does not provide handles for it's special sub-windows, (or to be more
precise not to all of them). Knowing this handle, a plugin could in
theory freeze such a window in any particular location on top of any
other windows.

I hope the solution above will help somebody and I keep on praying
that the viewer window will one day appear with a maximization
button...

Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin



On 4/2/08, Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com> wrote:
> I had a little money I could use for equipment and purchased a 24"
> monitor specifically so I could have my editor window always visible
> and still leave enough space for the results window.  Programmers in
> the medical imaging center at Georgetown University, while not using
> Stata, have a similar issue.  Some have chosen to use two smaller
> monitors (they have lots of hardware available to them); one for their
> editor and the other for their complier.  They just move their mouse
> left or right to go between monitors.  Many work places have old
> monitors that could cheaply be put to good use.  They have done this
> using Windows based computers.
>
> Best,
> Alan
>
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Buzz Burhans <buzzb3@verizon.net> wrote:
> > I agree with you Alan.  For my purposes, either a "pinned" window or "always
> >  on top" window would work.
> >
> >  Buzz Burhans, Ph.D.
> >
> >  Dairy-Tech Group
> >
> >  Twin Falls, ID
> >  Phone: 208-320-0829
> >  Fax: 208-735-1289
> >
> >  So. Albany VT
> >  Phone: 802-755-6842
> >
> >  Email: buzzb3@verizon.net
> >  -----Original Message-----
> >  From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >  [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Alan Neustadtl
> >  Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:38 AM
> >  To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >  Subject: Re: st: do editor (resized) pinned to always on top
> >
> >  I think it would also be useful to be able to "pin" the window, like
> >  help windows, command window, etc. in the general Stata object (frame,
> >  whatever a programmer calls it).  That is similar to always being on
> >  top.
> >
> >  Best,
> >  Alan
> >
> >  On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 6:52 AM, Buzz Burhans <buzzb3@verizon.net> wrote:
> >  > Thanks for the tip Vladimir.
> >  >
> >  >  I usually have ~6 programs/windows running simultaneously, and my
> >  switching
> >  >  includes bouncing back and forth between the text editor as well as the
> >  >  Stata results window and the -do- file editor. Your tip works even when I
> >  >  have multiple windows to switch.
> >  >
> >  >  Nonetheless, I still would like to see my resized -do- editor "always on
> >  >  top" in some instances, and hope StataCorp will consider making that
> >  >  possible.
> >  >
> >  >  Thanks again for the tip.
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >  Buzz Burhans, Ph.D.
> >  >
> >  >  Dairy-Tech Group
> >  >
> >  >  Twin Falls, ID
> >  >  Phone: 208-320-0829
> >  >  Fax: 208-735-1289
> >  >
> >  >  So. Albany VT
> >  >  Phone: 802-755-6842
> >  >
> >  >  Email: buzzb3@verizon.net
> >  >
> >  >  -----Original Message-----
> >  >  From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >  >  [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Vladimir
> >  Vakhitov
> >  >  Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:11 PM
> >  >  To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >  >  Subject: Re: st: do editor (resized) pinned to always on top
> >  >
> >  >  I use Alt+Tab to switch between windows. It's fast and the do-file
> >  >  doesn't clog the main window.
> >  >
> >  >  I also created a small sound file and run it with -shell- command as
> >  >  the last command in the do-file every time when I run Stata in the
> >  >  background (or when the execution time is too long, so that I could do
> >  >  something else).
> >  >
> >  >  Vladimir.
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >  2008/3/31, Buzz Burhans <buzzb3@verizon.net>:
> >  >  > I have another request/suggestion loosely related to my posts earlier
> >  >  today
> >  >  >  regarding troubleshooting -do- files.  It would be very helpful if the
> >  >  -do-
> >  >  >  file editor window could be pinned open or set to "always on top"
> >  while
> >  >  >  working with Stata.  I usually resize it to a small portion of the
> >  screen
> >  >  so
> >  >  >  I can see my results screen while I run a selection from the do file
> >  -but
> >  >  of
> >  >  >  course when I navigate in the results window or another Stata window
> >  the
> >  >  >  -do- editor disappears to the task bar because it gets automatically
> >  >  >  minimized.
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  It would be a great asset to have the -do- editor window remain
> >  visible.
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Thanks for listening, and again, no response is necessary.
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Buzz
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Buzz Burhans, Ph.D.
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Dairy-Tech Group
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Twin Falls, ID
> >  >  >  Phone: 208-320-0829
> >  >  >  Fax: 208-735-1289
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  So. Albany VT
> >  >  >  Phone: 802-755-6842
> >  >  >
> >  >  >  Email: buzzb3@verizon.net
> >  >  >
> >  >  >
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