This kinda sucks. Anyone know of a way to relocate these tabs down by an inch or so? I know you can un-dock it, turn it off, etc. I just want to move it down a little bit so it's not covering up the confirmation corner.
It isn't an issue for me. I feel silly trying to troubleshoot for you, but I don't suppose you have your Windows icons set to something other than 100%?
Set the viewport to be full screen. It's currently in windowed mode and hiding behind the task pane.
Resize or move the window.
Or move "Confirmation Corner to cursor"
I'll call this a workflow problem
I was going to post the same response as Glenn or possibly a screen resolution option but noticed your placement of the Sketch Toolbar. At first I though it was the fix but after trying it out my screen fixes itself. Then I noticed your windows are not maximized. You could try maximizing them (highlight in the second screenshot) and see if the "Confirmation Corner" moves into view as it does on my screen.
Ninja Edit: Man you guys are quick … LOL
Maximize is not an option. I work with SW across two monitors, usually 5 to 15 windows at any one time.
Additionally, I use a custom macro to "throw" windows back and forth between monitors. This macro also maximizes modeling space by pushing the few useless pixels of the window border off-screen, with the unfortunate side effect of pushing the confirmation corner further behind the task pane tabs. The macro also auto-tiles the windows just a bit as they stack on top of one another, which ends up moving the confirmation corner down some occasionally as well.
I like the idea of moving the confirmation corner to the cursor, although I don't have any left-hand short keys left. "D" has been the shortcut for "Measure" (Distance) for over 15 years... Because M was already for "Mirror"...
So... Long story short, I was hoping someone already knew a trick for actually moving the tabs, as that would solve the issue without requiring a workflow change. But it may be one of those few things that's just not customizable.
Could you macro resize the windows?
Keep window "Right" say 100 pixel away from app right.
You need more mouse buttons.
Frederick Law wrote: Could you macro resize the windows?Keep window "Right" say 100 pixel away from app right. You need more mouse buttons.Or gesture.
Frederick Law wrote:
My macro could do anything... Except move the task pane tabs! :-D
As I mentioned, part of the goal of the macro is to maximize modeling space. I could keep the windows smaller, but that would go against that goal. Everything's a balance...
Honestly the confirmation corner thing is a minor annoyance, not a huge issue. I was hoping it was something dumb that I was overlooking, but it's not annoying enough to make changes to other stuff.
Do you mind if I ask when you use the Confirmation Corner? I think the only time I use it is when I want to close out of a sketch without saving changes. I guess I just assumed that most other experienced users also rarely need it.
You are correct in that the position of the tabs is not customize-able. You do have a few options (my favorite being the D key - you can customize it to any other key binding if you have one available).
- You could turn off the task pane (View > User Interface > Task Pane). Which may not always be the best option.
- You can un-dock it and stick it somewhere else (including outside of the SOLIDWORKS window). Just drag it from the grey bar that contains the title of the active tab. It should stay put where ever you drop it.
- Put the confirmation corner "cancel" into a mouse gesture and use that to handle the Confirmation Corner cancel situations.
This is an interesting problem as we do have logic that attempts to avoid covering the Confirmation Corner in most cases when the document window is maximized. But when the windows are "restored" we don't use that logic as we assume the user wants their window placement to take precedence over everything else.
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