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Gary Hawkins-2
I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document properties window opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is visible and  have to drag it over to the left to use it.

is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the screen so it's see / useable

thanks

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Re: document properties window

Brynn
Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you might be
opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might be able to
help you with not having to open it so much.

But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that. I think
they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows, but I'm
not positive.

Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be interested to
learn the answer too!

All best,
brynn

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Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window


I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document properties window
opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is visible and
have to drag it over to the left to use it.

is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the screen so
it's see / useable

thanks

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Re: document properties window

Gary Hawkins-2
I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are based on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them I have to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties a lot

I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but can not find a way to set where the window opens

Gaz

On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]> wrote:
Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you might be
opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might be able to
help you with not having to open it so much.

But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that. I think
they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows, but I'm
not positive.

Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be interested to
learn the answer too!

All best,
brynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hawkins
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window


I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document properties window
opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is visible and
have to drag it over to the left to use it.

is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the screen so
it's see / useable

thanks

Gaz

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Re: document properties window

Maren Hachmann
Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?

Maren

Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:

> I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are based
> on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them I have
> to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties a lot
>
> I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
> can not find a way to set where the window opens
>
> Gaz
>
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>     might be
>     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might
>     be able to
>     help you with not having to open it so much.
>
>     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that.
>     I think
>     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>     Windows, but I'm
>     not positive.
>
>     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>     interested to
>     learn the answer too!
>
>     All best,
>     brynn
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Gary Hawkins
>     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>     To: Inkscape User Community
>     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>
>
>     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>     properties window
>     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>     visible and
>     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>
>     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the
>     screen so
>     it's see / useable
>
>     thanks
>
>     Gaz
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Re: document properties window

Gary Hawkins-2
it just moves the work, if I import it into default I save changing the properties but then have to save as, (moving to directory, find file and click it to change save name) instead of just clicking save.

If I can just get the window to open on the screen it's not that bad a job to do ;)

Gaz

On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 19:57, Maren Hachmann <[hidden email]> wrote:
Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?

Maren

Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:
> I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are based
> on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them I have
> to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties a lot
>
> I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
> can not find a way to set where the window opens
>
> Gaz
>
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>     might be
>     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might
>     be able to
>     help you with not having to open it so much.
>
>     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that.
>     I think
>     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>     Windows, but I'm
>     not positive.
>
>     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>     interested to
>     learn the answer too!
>
>     All best,
>     brynn
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Gary Hawkins
>     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>     To: Inkscape User Community
>     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>
>
>     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>     properties window
>     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>     visible and
>     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>
>     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the
>     screen so
>     it's see / useable
>
>     thanks
>
>     Gaz
>
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Re: document properties window

Maren Hachmann
Mmh, too bad... This was happening to me, too, recently, on Linux.
However, at the moment, I cannot reproduce the behaviour.

If it's any solace, it seems to work well in the development version for
1.0...

Did Inkscape crash on you, before you could close it normally?

Is there a report for this?

And what Inkscape version are you using specifically? 0.92, 0.92.1,
0.92.2 or 0.92.3?

Maren

Am 12.08.2018 um 21:34 schrieb Gary Hawkins:

> it just moves the work, if I import it into default I save changing the
> properties but then have to save as, (moving to directory, find file and
> click it to change save name) instead of just clicking save.
>
> If I can just get the window to open on the screen it's not that bad a
> job to do ;)
>
> Gaz
>
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 19:57, Maren Hachmann <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?
>
>     Maren
>
>     Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:
>     > I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are
>     based
>     > on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them
>     I have
>     > to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties
>     a lot
>     >
>     > I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
>     > can not find a way to set where the window opens
>     >
>     > Gaz
>     >
>     > On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
>     <mailto:[hidden email]>
>     > <mailto:[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>     >     might be
>     >     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we
>     might
>     >     be able to
>     >     help you with not having to open it so much.
>     >
>     >     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with
>     that.
>     >     I think
>     >     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>     >     Windows, but I'm
>     >     not positive.
>     >
>     >     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>     >     interested to
>     >     learn the answer too!
>     >
>     >     All best,
>     >     brynn
>     >
>     >     -----Original Message-----
>     >     From: Gary Hawkins
>     >     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>     >     To: Inkscape User Community
>     >     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>     >
>     >
>     >     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>     >     properties window
>     >     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>     >     visible and
>     >     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>     >
>     >     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open
>     on the
>     >     screen so
>     >     it's see / useable
>     >
>     >     thanks
>     >
>     >     Gaz
>     >
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Re: document properties window

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Am 12.08.2018 um 23:55 schrieb Maren Hachmann:
> Mmh, too bad... This was happening to me, too, recently, on Linux.
> However, at the moment, I cannot reproduce the behaviour.

- Sorry, I *can* reproduce it. Didn't check correctly... lol.

> If it's any solace, it seems to work well in the development version for
> 1.0...

- Update here, too (sorry...): it opens a bit too far down for me there,
not in the middle of the window. To see everything, I need to drag it
up... So, not really much better...

Maren

> Did Inkscape crash on you, before you could close it normally?
>
> Is there a report for this?
>
> And what Inkscape version are you using specifically? 0.92, 0.92.1,
> 0.92.2 or 0.92.3?
>
> Maren
>
> Am 12.08.2018 um 21:34 schrieb Gary Hawkins:
>> it just moves the work, if I import it into default I save changing the
>> properties but then have to save as, (moving to directory, find file and
>> click it to change save name) instead of just clicking save.
>>
>> If I can just get the window to open on the screen it's not that bad a
>> job to do ;)
>>
>> Gaz
>>
>> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 19:57, Maren Hachmann <[hidden email]
>> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>>
>>     Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?
>>
>>     Maren
>>
>>     Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:
>>     > I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are
>>     based
>>     > on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them
>>     I have
>>     > to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties
>>     a lot
>>     >
>>     > I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
>>     > can not find a way to set where the window opens
>>     >
>>     > Gaz
>>     >
>>     > On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
>>     <mailto:[hidden email]>
>>     > <mailto:[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>>> wrote:
>>     >
>>     >     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>>     >     might be
>>     >     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we
>>     might
>>     >     be able to
>>     >     help you with not having to open it so much.
>>     >
>>     >     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with
>>     that.
>>     >     I think
>>     >     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>>     >     Windows, but I'm
>>     >     not positive.
>>     >
>>     >     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>>     >     interested to
>>     >     learn the answer too!
>>     >
>>     >     All best,
>>     >     brynn
>>     >
>>     >     -----Original Message-----
>>     >     From: Gary Hawkins
>>     >     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>>     >     To: Inkscape User Community
>>     >     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>>     >
>>     >
>>     >     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>>     >     properties window
>>     >     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>>     >     visible and
>>     >     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>>     >
>>     >     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open
>>     on the
>>     >     screen so
>>     >     it's see / useable
>>     >
>>     >     thanks
>>     >
>>     >     Gaz
>>     >
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Re: document properties window

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Aah yes, I agree, I can't think of a way to avoid using Document Properties,
where the number of steps can still be kept small.  Maybe those options in
Inkscape Preferences can help?

Coincidentally, I just this minute noticed a possible problem with Document
Properties dialog.  I'm not sure if this could potentially cause the problem of
opening mostly offscreen or not.  But I'll mention it here first.  Then if it
deserves a bug report, I'll make one.

This is 0.92.3 on Windows 7, 64-bit, the 7z package.

In Windows 7 and I don't know how many previous versions of Windows (but not in
Windows 10) if you choose the (or a) Windows Classic theme, you can customize
how windows are displayed.  Since I can't think of the right words to
differentiate this from other potential ways of customizing windows, I'll
explain how to find the controls for it.  It's a slightly different location for
XP, but in 7, it's Control Panel > Personalization > Windows Classic theme >
Window Color.

For example, you can customize things like the titlebar width, color, text size,
font and color, same for menu's text, window background color, window text,
scrollbar width, min, max, and close button width, window border color, padding,
and you can make them all different for things like message box, tooltips,
palette, active window, inactive window.  Tons of wonderful stuff!

In any case, I've configured a wider than normal border around my active
windows, and also in a quite contrasting color.  That way, if I have a few
non-maximized windows open, I can easily see which one is active, at a glance.

For some reason, the undocked, active Document Properties window does not
display my custom wide, bright border.  For example, the undocked, active Export
PNG dialog window displays it.  Also, undocked active, Text dialog, Preferences,
Import, Open, and every active undocked dialog except for Document Properties.

Also I've checked a couple of older versions of Inkscape.  In 0.92.2, 0.91, and
0.48 the active Document Properties window does display the special border.
Glad to provide screenshots if needed.

Just to be clear, I'm not concerned about the border not showing.  What I'm
thinking  is that maybe Inkscape doesn't realize it's active (when it is active)
in 0.92.3?  Maybe being active has something to do with its placement or
position?

Just an unexpected observation, and thought.

All best,
brynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hawkins
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:34 PM
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] document properties window


it just moves the work, if I import it into default I save changing the
properties but then have to save as, (moving to directory, find file and click
it to change save name) instead of just clicking save.

If I can just get the window to open on the screen it's not that bad a job to do
;)

Gaz


On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 19:57, Maren Hachmann <[hidden email]> wrote:
Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?

Maren

Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:

> I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are based
> on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them I have
> to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties a lot
>
> I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
> can not find a way to set where the window opens
>
> Gaz
>
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>     might be
>     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might
>     be able to
>     help you with not having to open it so much.
>
>     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that.
>     I think
>     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>     Windows, but I'm
>     not positive.
>
>     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>     interested to
>     learn the answer too!
>
>     All best,
>     brynn
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Gary Hawkins
>     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>     To: Inkscape User Community
>     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>
>
>     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>     properties window
>     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>     visible and
>     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>
>     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the
>     screen so
>     it's see / useable
>
>     thanks
>
>     Gaz
>
>     Virus-free. www.avast.com <http://www.avast.com>
>


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I have Inkscape 0.92.3 (2405546, 2018-03-11) running on windows 10 home

not crashed on me that I know of.

Gaz

On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 at 00:17, brynn <[hidden email]> wrote:
Aah yes, I agree, I can't think of a way to avoid using Document Properties,
where the number of steps can still be kept small.  Maybe those options in
Inkscape Preferences can help?

Coincidentally, I just this minute noticed a possible problem with Document
Properties dialog.  I'm not sure if this could potentially cause the problem of
opening mostly offscreen or not.  But I'll mention it here first.  Then if it
deserves a bug report, I'll make one.

This is 0.92.3 on Windows 7, 64-bit, the 7z package.

In Windows 7 and I don't know how many previous versions of Windows (but not in
Windows 10) if you choose the (or a) Windows Classic theme, you can customize
how windows are displayed.  Since I can't think of the right words to
differentiate this from other potential ways of customizing windows, I'll
explain how to find the controls for it.  It's a slightly different location for
XP, but in 7, it's Control Panel > Personalization > Windows Classic theme >
Window Color.

For example, you can customize things like the titlebar width, color, text size,
font and color, same for menu's text, window background color, window text,
scrollbar width, min, max, and close button width, window border color, padding,
and you can make them all different for things like message box, tooltips,
palette, active window, inactive window.  Tons of wonderful stuff!

In any case, I've configured a wider than normal border around my active
windows, and also in a quite contrasting color.  That way, if I have a few
non-maximized windows open, I can easily see which one is active, at a glance.

For some reason, the undocked, active Document Properties window does not
display my custom wide, bright border.  For example, the undocked, active Export
PNG dialog window displays it.  Also, undocked active, Text dialog, Preferences,
Import, Open, and every active undocked dialog except for Document Properties.

Also I've checked a couple of older versions of Inkscape.  In 0.92.2, 0.91, and
0.48 the active Document Properties window does display the special border.
Glad to provide screenshots if needed.

Just to be clear, I'm not concerned about the border not showing.  What I'm
thinking  is that maybe Inkscape doesn't realize it's active (when it is active)
in 0.92.3?  Maybe being active has something to do with its placement or
position?

Just an unexpected observation, and thought.

All best,
brynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hawkins
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:34 PM
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] document properties window


it just moves the work, if I import it into default I save changing the
properties but then have to save as, (moving to directory, find file and click
it to change save name) instead of just clicking save.

If I can just get the window to open on the screen it's not that bad a job to do
;)

Gaz


On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 19:57, Maren Hachmann <[hidden email]> wrote:
Couldn't you save that step by just importing into the default document?

Maren

Am 12.08.2018 um 20:03 schrieb Gary Hawkins:
> I open/design all my files around A4 but some I have purchased are based
> on 12x12 or are set to the size of the design so when I find them I have
> to resize to A4 and that is why I have to open document properties a lot
>
> I have looked in Edit> Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows but
> can not find a way to set where the window opens
>
> Gaz
>
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 18:28, brynn <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Yes, I have the same experience.  On one hand, it sounds like you
>     might be
>     opening Document Properties more often than necessary.  So we might
>     be able to
>     help you with not having to open it so much.
>
>     But on the other hand, there might be preferences to help with that.
>     I think
>     they are in in Edit menu > Inkscape Preferences > Interface >
>     Windows, but I'm
>     not positive.
>
>     Unfortunately, I haven't found the right ones yet.  So I'll be
>     interested to
>     learn the answer too!
>
>     All best,
>     brynn
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Gary Hawkins
>     Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:49 AM
>     To: Inkscape User Community
>     Subject: [Inkscape-user] document properties window
>
>
>     I have inkscape 0.92 on windows 10 64 bit and the document
>     properties window
>     opens way over to the right that only abut 1/4 of the window is
>     visible and
>     have to drag it over to the left to use it.
>
>     is there a way to set where it opens or at least have it open on the
>     screen so
>     it's see / useable
>
>     thanks
>
>     Gaz
>
>     Virus-free. www.avast.com <http://www.avast.com>
>


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