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Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

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11-11-2012 05:41 PM

Normally I use two monitors, but I'm travelling.  Because I last placed the extrude box on my other monitor I can no longer get access to it on the only screen I have left.  Normally, as with any window, you could hit Alt+Space and M but....the blasted mini-toolbar takes focus first!!  It seems that all the other menus don't have this, only extrude.  Is there any way to reset menus when disconnecting?  There really should be. I'd say that the program ought to know that there is only one monitor connected and respond accordingly.

 

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

11-12-2012 04:52 AM in reply to: QuasiMojo

The mini toolbar is a pain as far as I am concerned.

 

There is a registry setting for the position of these things... I will see if I can dig it up For you.

 

 

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

11-14-2012 08:33 AM in reply to: QuasiMojo

Take a look at this.

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/01/missing-dialog-box.html and / or

http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinHoey#p/u/4/rRP9sWpFYBM and / or

AT You Own Risk

registry is in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersionxx.0\DockingAreas

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

11-26-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: 4donwan4

Hello,

 

I am having the same problem.  I have repositioned all of my dialog boxes except for the extrude dialog box.  Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

06-05-2014 01:15 AM in reply to: Hill685

ALT+SPACE+M

then use cursor keys to move box onto screen

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

09-12-2014 11:27 AM in reply to: 4donwan4

you are a lifesaver!  I pinned this for future reference.  And yes, I am admitting to having a Pinterest account. :robothappy:

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Re: Can't get extrude dialog box back on-screen without second monitor attached

12-11-2014 11:08 AM in reply to: QuasiMojo

Per QuasiMojo original posting, the solution to the problem is:

 

  1. Exit Inventor
  2. Launch regedit. Edit the registry at your own risk/back up the registry prior to editing it.
  3. Navigate to this key: “Hkey_Current_User\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion<  >\System\Preferences\Dialog\dm2d7b”
  4. Change its value to: 1930,90,2266,382,1,0,0
  5. Exit the registry and launch Inventor.   The extrude dialog should now appear in the upper left hand corner of Inventor.

 

Another method is to use the Inventor reset utility: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticl...

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