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


From   "Alan Neustadtl" <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: do editor (resized) pinned to always on top
Date   Thu, 3 Apr 2008 07:28:01 -0400

That sounds like a pretty good solution.  I will try that today.  But,
I still find myself with more than two windows open at a time, usually
a help window which can be pinned in the Stata window.  It is
admittedly a small thing, but my preference would be to pin the editor
window and search for the help window when I need it rather than pin
the help window and search for the editor.

For me this is probably a programmer versus user issue.  For the user,
why can't I pin or make on top any Window associated with Stata?  Why
some and not others.  I am sure for the programmers there is some
logical answer.

Best,
Alan

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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