While I am at it, I have another annoyance that has bothered me for years now..
I thought standard Windows behavior is that when I re-size a dialogue box that next time the box is activated, it remembers the size it was when I last used it.
Why does this not happen for me in Civil 3D?
Undocumented software feature...!?!?!?!?
Every other Windows software programe remembers these things so why not Civil 3D?
>> Every other Windows software
Not really. Every other "Microsoft"-software ... maybe, but not every other software running on Windows
- alfred -
OK, point taken, but Civil 3D is supposed to be Microsoft-compliant...thats why ribbons were developed.
Is this all dialogs or just some? If only some of them, which ones?
In 2012 it appears everything I change remembers it the next time. I didn't use 2011 much, but I'm pretty sure 2010 behaved properly, too.
Pretty much all dialogues... even the real basic ones like File access dialogues..
Perhaps they fixed this in 2012..
Do you start C3D with a shortcut that loads your profile from a REG or ARG file? I ask because the dialog settings are saved in the registry under your profile name. If these are getting overwritten by a 'default' then you would get the behavior you describe. I just ran some quick tests in 2011 and I get expected results with it's forms/dialogs.
Now we are getting close...
yes I do, but doesn't everyone?
So, I need to re-do my profile by starting with C3DMetric profile and see if that process will retrieve tha reg settings I need.
I will give it a go over lunch and see if I make progress.
many thanks for your response....so far.