Stata 15 help for dockingguides


Specify whether to enable docking guides for dockable windows (Windows only)


set dockingguides { on | off } [, permanently]


set dockingguides specifies whether to enable the use of docking guides when repositioning a dockable window. Docking guides are blue-colored arrow icons that hover above windows to aid the user when repositioning another window. This command applies only to Windows computers.

If enabled, docking guides will appear whenever a dockable window is moved over another dockable window. The inner collection of icons consists of a tab icon that is tightly surrounded by four arrow icons. This group of inner icons specifies whether to tab the window into the other, or position the window to the top, right, bottom, or left of the window's available space.

In addition to the inner icons, there is a set of outer icons that will always reside on the edges of the main Stata window. These four icons are similar to the arrow icons found on the inner group but correspond to the main Stata window. Like the inner arrow icons, these will allow you to position the window to the top, right, bottom, or left of the main Stata window's available space.

To select a location to dock a window, drag the window you wish to move until your cursor is selecting the icon you wish. Release the mouse button to stop dragging the window and drop the window into place.

on specifies that blue docking guides will be displayed to indicate dockable regions. off specifies that normal, window outlining will be used to display dockable regions. The default value of dockingguides is on.


permanently specifies that, in addition to making the change right now, the setting be remembered and become the default setting when you invoke Stata.

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