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Re: st: viewer behavior on stata startup


From   "Rafal Raciborski" <rraciborski@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: viewer behavior on stata startup
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:30:39 -0400

thank you alan



On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Alan Riley <ariley@stata.com> wrote:
> Rafal Raciborski asked about Viewers automatically appearing (but
>  with a default 'help_advice' topic) when he starts Stata:
>
> > can anybody replicate this small annoyance?
>  >
>  > when i have, let's say, four viewers open with different help topics
>  > and exit stata, next time i start stata, i get four viewers popping
>  > out each showing the default help help_advice topic.
>  >
>  > stata 10.0 on windows xp
>
>  This can be controlled by Stata's preferences.  Rafal can choose for
>  Viewers to be persistent or not.  Stata can optionally remember how
>  many Viewers were open when Stata closed and automatically open those
>  Viewers when Stata restarts.  Stata can also optionally remember the
>  topics which were open in those Viewers when Stata closed and automatically
>  reload those topics when Stata restarts.
>
>  This behavior can be set in the Windowing tab of Stata's General
>  Preferences dialog.  In Stata 10, pull down the Edit menu, go to the
>  Preferences sub-menu, and choose General Preferences.  From the
>  resulting dialog, click on the Windowing tab.
>
>  Check or uncheck "Make undocked Viewers persistent".  Rafal probably
>  has this checked, and if he wishes that the Viewers not come back the
>  next time he starts Stata, he can uncheck this.
>
>  If Rafal wants the Viewers to come back, and he wants them to remember
>  the topic in each of them rather than defaulting to the "help_advice"
>  topic, in addition to leaving the "Make undocked Viewers persistent"
>  box checked, he can also check the "Persistent Viewers retain topics"
>  box on the same tab in the preferences dialog.
>
>
>  --Alan Riley
>  (ariley@stata.com)
>
>
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