Program support for docking windows?


  1. Posts : 165
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
       #1

    Program support for docking windows?


    Does Windows 7 have a built in function - and API or something - to aid the creation of "docked" windows?

    A program I use has recently stopped displaying windows (or "panels" in its terminology) that used to be docked in the corner of another window. Before I remove and reinstall this program - a cumbersome process - I want to be sure I haven't just accidentally turned off a Windows display capability this program uses.
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  2. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #2

    Turn Off Automatic Window Resizing and Docking in Windows 7 | PCWorld

    But I think in the case of an application moving windows as a group it's done by the program code. The only thing I heard of that splits a window is a Splitter Control. Before reinstalling the program I would look to see if it has its own forum. Someone may have dealt with the same issue.
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  3. Posts : 165
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for your suggestion. I've now turned off Automatic Window Resizing and Docking. That didn't fix my problem, but it eliminated behavior that has been irritating me for eons. :)

    I have asked about this problem on the product's forum but nobody has seen it before. Asking here was sort of my last gasp.
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  4. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #4

    What' the name of the application? Maybe it will ring a bell with someone here.
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  5. Posts : 165
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Sibelius 7.1.3. Music notation software.
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  6. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
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    You could try searchimg the Registry safely with something like RegScanner
    for the company name of the publisher. See if it has related settings there. You can use ERUNT
    and/or a Restore Point to back up the Registry before attempting any changes.

    Hopefully someone else familiar with it will chime in.
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  7. Posts : 165
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    MilesAhead said:
    You could try searchimg the Registry safely with something like RegScanner
    for the company name of the publisher. See if it has related settings there. You can use ERUNT
    and/or a Restore Point to back up the Registry before attempting any changes.
    Unfortunately, there are hundreds of entries by Sibelius because that's where it stores most user config options. I'd never be able to identify a broken or mis-set entry. However, if I decide to uninstall and reinstall Sibelius (again), I'll clean up the directory before reinstalling.
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  8. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #8

    The scanner has "regular expression" support. This lets you search for things like:
    company name followed by anything then the word "dock". There are free Gui programs that create the RegEx string for you or lets you test it on given text. Here's one

    Magical regular expression generator

    There's a bunch. Google for more.

    Edit: In RegScanner there's a drop down box near the search string for the type of match.
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