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Please make the Edit Window remember its position across sessions

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asked Feb 8, 2021 in Look and Feel by bensizer (710 points)
When I open an event to edit it, e.g. a MIDI part, it appears docked to the bottom of the main window. That is very inconvenient as it's a small space, but I can detach it to make it larger. Every time I then open the Edit window it opens detached in the position I left it, which is good.

Unfortunately, when I close the Song and reopen it, the position has been forgotten, and it opens docked again. This means I have to detach and resize it once per session.

Please make the Edit window remember its position between sessions and save this with the Song file.

I think this is a regression from previous versions so I have flagged it as a bug report, although some people are suggesting it's just a feature request.

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answered Apr 10, 2021 by Lukas Ruschitzka (256,440 points)
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answered Feb 9, 2021 by colinotoole (16,490 points)
You're absolutely correct: In v3 and v4, I was used to detaching to a separate monitor and then just using F2 to call up the edit window; and it stayed there every time. Now, in v5, that behaviour is not possible. From another post, it is officially, apparently, not a bug/mistake but should be seen as a feature request. This view, I simply don't understand. Cheers.
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answered Mar 5, 2021 by colinotoole (16,490 points)
Somewhat embarrassingly, I reply to say there is a simple solution to this (at least for me with 2 monitors and with both the console and editor assigned to the second monitor). Whereas in the past I would leave the console open and press F2 to bring the editor window up over it  (F2 effectively toggling between the two windows), now what I do is leave the editor window open and use F3 to bring up the console window over it - F3 now effectively toggling between the two windows. And it works after saving, closing and reopening. Yay!
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answered Apr 22, 2021 by colinotoole (16,490 points)
Nah: My solution isn't a good one after all - it's weirdly inconsistent.