For the last couple of days whenever I need to use the file new, open, save, save as, menu commands I do not get the window'ed option to access the commands but rather a text like option - like the pre-windows Autocad - which prompts me for the options. See the picture.
For the life of me I cannot figure out what I have changed or done wrong to have this happen now. I would really like to change it back, and will appreciate any help available.
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I am having a similar problem. My file open dialog seems to be popping under my AutoCAD window and will not let me access it. The only thing I can do is cancel the command and use the MRU menu or search via explorer and open that way. Any ideas?
Yes, I have and it makes no difference. When the dialog box pops under or wherever it goes, I am locked out of any input on the main screen. Have dealt with the cmddia and filedia variable getting reset in the past, but this is not that problem. I can change it to command prompt entry and manually type in the file name and path, but when I change it back I can not access the dialog box. Everything was working fine unil today.
I have a new monitor and have tried adjusting the resolution, just in case the box is opening elsewhere outside the monitor screen area. But no joy.
I was able to solve my problem by switching the primary monitor in my control panel. AutoCAD was forced to screen 2 and the dialog box opened where I could access it. I moved it and switched monitors back and now it doesn't open off screen.
After the Open command is run, and the file dialog is invisible (but there's not a command line prompt asking for a fle name) hit the <ALT><SpaceBar> combination, and the M. After that, you can use the arrow keys to drive the dialog box back into visibility.
If there's a commandline prompt, you can use the tilde ~ c=haractor to force the file dialog to appear, and then remember to reset FILEDIA to 1 after you've opened the drawing.