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shift-windows-onto-screen-at-startup

Arguments: ide-configuration

This IDE configuration option determines whether to check at IDE startup time for any top-level IDE windows that lie partly or totally off of the screen (meaning the entire "virtual screen" when multiple monitors are used). When this option is true, any such windows will be moved fully onto the screen.

When the use-ide-parent-window option is true, the single parent window is the only top-level IDE window, and therefore the only one that might get shifted. To retrieve child windows that might have gotten shifted out of the interior of the parent window, use the commands View | Manage Windows | Initialize Window Location or View | Manage Windows | Initialize All Window Locations.

Normally this check is not needed because the IDE saves its window positions separately for each different screen size that is used. But this option's value is true by default, to check just in case something has gone awry.

Shifting all IDE windows into view might be undesirable if the screen size is not being reported correctly by the underlying windowing system. We have seen this happen on a multiple monitor machine that reported the full virtual screen size that includes all monitors as being only as large as the primary monitor. That caused any IDE windows that were left on the secondary monitor to be moved onto the primary monitor at IDE startup. That can be avoided by setting this option to nil.


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ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 9.0
Moderately revised from 8.2.
8.2 version