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st: RE: Docking and floating windows

From   "Scott Merryman" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Docking and floating windows
Date   Sun, 26 Jun 2005 16:18:40 -0500

In May, David Airey <[email protected]> pointed out that the UCLA
Stata site has a movie on docking Stata windows that may be helpful.  It is
located at:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:owner-
> [email protected]] On Behalf Of Dick Campbell
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 10:55 AM
> To:
> Subject: st: Docking and floating windows
> I can't stand the new windows system in Stata 9. With tech support's
> help I got it to behave as it did in Stata 8, with the windows where I
> expected them to be each time I opened Stata.  However, in the midst
> of a session today, when Stata's docking/floating capabilities had
> supposedly
> been turned off, the command window suddenly disappeared, and it now
> disappears every time I move to another window. The only way to get it
> back is to go to the window list and click Command, at which point the
> command
> window reappears until I move to another window at which point it
> disappears.
> Nothing I do in Stata prefs seems to restore the old-fashioned Stata 8
> behavior.
> Has anyone else seen this problem?  It is not the first time it has
> happened to
> me. The first time tech support talked me through a clean up and the
> second
> time
> I insisted on learning how to permanently turn off the floating window
> features.
> My Stata prefs have  everything turned off under Windows prefs; nothing is
> checked.
> But it makes no difference, my command window insists on doing a
> disappearing act.
> I have no idea why Stata is behaving  this way and I suspect some sort of
> bug.
> Richard T. Campbell
> Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
> School of Public Health
> University of Illinois at Chicago
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