Floating windows...Is it possible?

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Hi all. A quick question about studio 4.
Is it possible to have your main program window as a floating window? My PC is an HP2133 with a small screen. It can get tiresome having to flick back and forth between screens when reading and typing ( as in following tutorials..)
AHMA.
Thanks,
Steve.

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Nope. It can float within the Studio window, and behind other panes like the project tree, the I/O View etc.

Your best chance might be to hide all those panes so that you can get the edit window to occupy the whole of the AS4 Window.

Personally, I am on a 13.3" screen right now with my newish laptop, but I would not consider doing prolonged and serious coding w/o a separate second display.

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JohanEkdahl wrote:
Personally, I am on a 13.3" screen right now with my newish laptop, but I would not consider doing prolonged and serious coding w/o a separate second display.

That is because you are probably getting as blind as a bat like the rest of us. :lol:

Hope you are having a good night Johan.

Steve, I put off migrating to AS6 for a long while. Now that I have I am happy with the results I am getting. Give it a try, if floating windows is something you desire.

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Give [Atmel Studio 6] a try, if floating windows is something you desire.

Just to make it clear: AS6 will allow source editor windows to float, but minimizing Studio (to the task bar) will do the same to the floating window.

So, the best that can be done in this respect with AS6 is to float the editor window and then move the Studio window almost completely off screen.

Regardless of AS4 or AS6 I would look for a way to remove (hide) all panes/windows but the source editor window instead. This becomes useful if thee is a decent way to get them to "reappear upon need".

In AS4 you will likely have to do both operations by hand. In AS56, which builds on MS Visual Studio where there are a lot of commands available to manipulate the components of the IDE, but alas Atmel Studio lack the macro functionality that is there in Visual Studio, so the best you can do there is to assign easy-to-remember key-combinations as accelerators for toggling the visibility of each pane.

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JohanEkdahl wrote:
Just to make it clear: AS6 will allow source editor windows to float, but minimizing Studio (to the task bar) will do the same to the floating window.

So, the best that can be done in this respect with AS6 is to float the editor window and then move the Studio window almost completely off screen.


I did forget to mention that, I just minimize studio to a small box size. :)

"I may make you feel but I can't make you think" - Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

"void transmigratus(void) {transmigratus();} // recursio infinitus" - larryvc

"It's much more practical to rely on the processing powers of the real debugger, i.e. the one between the keyboard and chair." - JW wek3

"When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -  Marcus Aurelius

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Hi Peeps. ;0}

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Steve, I put off migrating to AS6 for a long while. Now that I have I am happy with the results I am getting. Give it a try, if floating windows is something you desire.

Thanks Larry. AVR Studio 6 hmmm. Will it work with the STK500 board I am using.. I put up a post about using later than 4 and am currently using support due to apparent lack of support for STK500.

Johan, I have found closing all panes works to an extent which is OK.
Still a bit of a Pane though...

Im relegated to using this small screen whilst my girlfriend is using the MAC with bigger screen (15") to finish off some deadline work for UNI...( The MAC uses Parallels and windows XP. Works a treat!)
I might try downloading studio6 and if I have no joy I only have to uninstall.
Thankyou kind sirs.
God save the Queen! ;s

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U.K. is now AA- rated by China.

God save the Pound!

Totally OT, IMHO.

"I may make you feel but I can't make you think" - Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

"void transmigratus(void) {transmigratus();} // recursio infinitus" - larryvc

"It's much more practical to rely on the processing powers of the real debugger, i.e. the one between the keyboard and chair." - JW wek3

"When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -  Marcus Aurelius

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God save the Queen! ;s
What about Prince Phil? He ain't doing to well... :)

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A man of racial sensibilities ! :X
I reckon Prince Philip pulled a sickie to get out of witnessing the concert. ;p

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Still a bit of a Pane though...

LOL! That was brilliant!

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God save the Queen!

Bah!

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Steve_Scutt wrote:
I reckon Prince Philip pulled a sickie to get out of witnessing the concert. ;p
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