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Big find dialog likes to open docked
« on: May 26, 2021, 05:50:22 pm »
Everytime I switch between workspaces, Find gets docked.

I don't usually dock Find, but I did once, and now it seems to have infected all of my active workspaces.

Open workspace WS1
open big find -- docked.
I undock it,
switch to WS2
open big find again -- docked.
Undock it
switch back to WS1
open big find again -- docked.

I deleted vpwhist from the first workspace - and this improved things.
Now I can switch between WS1 and WS2 without a problem.

So, open WS3.
open big find -- docked.
Switch to WS1
Note I didn't close Find - and it stayed docked when I switched to WS1
Now, I've got the Find docking problem again.

Do I have to delete the vpwhist file again?
Is there a less disruptive fix I can apply to all my workspaces?


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Re: Big find dialog likes to open docked
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 11:48:11 pm »
It's a known issue and is logged in our bug tracker.
Besides deleting all the .vpwhist files, there is one other workaround, but you probably won't like it:
Turn OFF "Auto restore workspace files". This also affects tool-windows. This means, however, that your files would no longer be restored when switching workspaces. Clark and Dennis work this way btw.



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Re: Big find dialog likes to open docked
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 12:34:20 am »
You can use the _workspace_opened_ call_list thing to un-dock the find window.