Questions about window resizing

gary-tayman wrote on 8/25/2018, 9:10 PM

I recently upgraded to Sound forge Pro 12.  So far it's wonderful, except for one annoying problem.  If I open a window, example Record Options, and move it to a convenient place, I can accidentally touch the edge of the desktop.  When this happens I suddenly get a large window that covers the bottom half of the desktop.  There seems to be no easy way to get it back to how it was.  Closing and reopening the window doesn't work; closing and reopening Sound Forge doesn't work.  Is there some sort of secret way to resize windows such as this?


rraud wrote on 8/26/2018, 10:32 AM

I'm not sure if this is a Sound Forge issue or an OS Issue. I had similar behavior on the desktop of my Win 10 PC.
Otherwise in SF Pro, it could be 'docking' is enabled. You can disable this in "Options> Preferences> General" settings, Uncheck the box "Allow floating windows to dock" at the bottom of the table.  You can also temporarily disable docking by holding the 'Ctrl' Key whilst dragging a window. Additional docking info and settings can be found on Page 32 of the Pro 12 user manual.

FWIW, my Win 10 issue was an 'Ease of Access Center' setting.
- Make the mouse easier to use.
- Enable the checkbox "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen".
-  OK

gary-tayman wrote on 8/26/2018, 6:32 PM



THANK YOU!  I figured it out with your help.  It's nice to know the term, "Docking", I didn't even know what to call it.  To UN-dock, put the cursor on the little dots on the left and drag it away.  But I've got it disabled now.  Holding down CTL while dragging will ALLOW it.  That's great because the VU meters are on the right side and I like them there.


thanks again!



rraud wrote on 8/27/2018, 10:38 AM

Your welcome Gary. I tagged it as solution.