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Re: palettes that would not move

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  • Subject: [mg113384] Re: palettes that would not move
  • From: "fergt at" <fergt at>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:34:54 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks to everyone. 

The method proposed by BobF seemed the cleanest but, unfortunately, when
I try to change the values for the palette inside 'Option Inspector',
the modifications are refused. 
In particular, I tried to change 'Window Size' from the value 'All' to
'Small' or giving some numbers, but writing these new values and cliking
the intro key has no effect and the value remains 'All'. 
I believe this has to do with the fact that part of the palette is
actually outside the screen, because if I try to do the same with any
other widow it works perfectly.

What Andy proposed worked. But it would be nice to avoid having to
change the resolution for doing this.

I tried the solution of Joseph but I could not locate the option under
the Window menu of any notebook (there is not such a menu for the
palette itself).

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:16 -0500, "Andy" <andyr at> wrote:
> On 10/21/2010 6:04 AM, fergt at wrote:
> > I am using Mathematica 7 under Linux Lucid Lynx. When I open a palette,
> > it appears on the screen with it's bar hidden on the top, out of reach.
> > Since one needs to click on this bar to drag the palette to another
> > position on the screen, I cannot move the palette.
> > If anyone has experienced this or has any clue to share, I would be
> > grateful.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> In my experience a silly but effective trick to regain control of the 
> palette is to change your screen resolution to another setting and then 
> set it back. I often run into this problem when I take my laptop away 
> from my desk.  At my desk I use dual monitors and the palette seems to 
> forget that it should be on my laptop monitor when I disconnect from the 
> second monitor.
> -Andy

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