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Offline Eric Summers

Where are you going, color picker?!
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:57:46 am »
I'm fairly certain that I am not the only one who has had to deal with the color picker showing up in odd locations. But, up until now, the window would usually just be cut off on the left side and I could pull it into view. Or it would show up somewhere completely different. Today however the attached screenshot happened...
With the top of the window off-screen I couldn't do anything but close KeyShot and hope that it would show up somewhere else (which it did) when I re-opened KS. It's just a little maddening when the window doesn't have a consistent location that it opens, like the geometry view and mat graph do.

Offline Anindo Ghosh

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 07:23:48 am »
I've had this problem with the color picker a few times. Try this:

<Alt>-<space> <M>
Then use the cursor keys to move the window down. Mouse dragging doesn't work.

Offline Eric Summers

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 09:24:20 am »
I've had this problem with the color picker a few times. Try this:

<Alt>-<space> <M>
Then use the cursor keys to move the window down. Mouse dragging doesn't work.

Thanks for the tip Anindo! I'll have to try that out next time it happens.

Offline HaroldL

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 12:16:42 pm »
I've noticed the window sometimes opens off the bottom of my screen. I even had the anim window open off the bottom of the screen. I think that is related to having the real time render window aspect locked though cuz when I unlock it I can move the window back into view.
 I thought there was a Windows setting that would force all windows on the screen, or am I mistaken?

Offline mattjgerard

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 05:23:36 pm »
posittion your curser on the edge frame of the color picker window where it turns in to a double arrow for resizing and click. It will pop down into the frame. This happens to me because my screen resolutions are different.

Offline Eric Summers

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 07:18:03 am »
posittion your curser on the edge frame of the color picker window where it turns in to a double arrow for resizing and click. It will pop down into the frame. This happens to me because my screen resolutions are different.

That would explain it for me. My main monitor is 4k and my secondary is a widescreen 1080p in portrait mode :o (strange I know, but it works really well).

Offline Zeltronic

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 07:59:50 am »
Same trouble for me and both monitors have the same resolution, so different screen resolution look not not to be the key of the problem...:(

Offline richardfunnell

Re: Where are you going, color picker?!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 06:59:53 am »
Same thing happened to me yesterday on a single, 4K monitor. I couldn't fix it, just had to restart KeyShot (during a live session with a client, no less).

Hopefully this gets fixed soon, but thanks for that hot key workaround @Anindo Ghosh!