Alternative #5 is to leave the taskbar (its official name, BTW) unlocked at at its normal bottom of the window position, but to grab its top edge and "window-shade" it down to its minimum height (just a few pixels--only big enough to allow you to grab the edge again when you want to restore the taskbar) if you have dropped any FrameMaker window with its title bar concealed behind the taskbar. Then when you need the taskbar again, just grab its top edge and window-shade it back to the desired height (1-row, 2-row, whatever). Takes almost no time and minimal effort.
-Fred Ridder >From: Whites <whitefamily at mac.com> >To: Dennis Davideit <davideit at yahoo.com>, framers at lists.frameusers.com >Subject: RE: Special > Marker dialog box has disappeared >Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:09:23 -0700 > >Hi Dennis - >I've followed this with interest because I am plagued with the same issue >(and so are others I work with). It's not a problem with FM, it's a >bug/flaw in the Windows desktop - at least in XP. >Let's assume you work with the Windows toolbar (or tray, or whatever you >call it) at the bottom of the screen and you have it set to "Always in >front". >If you grab a window/dialog/whatever by the strip above the title bar and >drag it to the very bottom of the screen, you still have control of it >even when the top of the window is behind the toolbar. When you drop it, >the window/dialog/whatever is hidden behind the toolbar and is >irretrievable except by the alt + space, m trick. This is a bug in the >Windows desktop design. Rather than fix it by not allowing you to drag >the top of a window completely behind the toolbar, MS offers a couple of >options - (1) Autohide tool bar - (extremely annoying, IMHO), (2) keep >toolbar in back (better, but then you hide the toolbar with your document >rather than the other way around), (3) move the toolbar to one of the >sides (not so good since I usually want to preserve as much screen width >as possible, or (4) put toolbar at top (I've just recently started doing >this). In the last case, you can still move the very top of your >document/window/dialog/whatever behind the toolbar, but it's obviously not >hidden when you drop it - just not grabbable. Time for alt + space, m. > >If you have every used a Mac with OS-X, you'll note that the toolbar has a >transparency setting, so you can tell if anything is lurking behind the >toolbar. Moveover, MacOS will _not_ allow you to drag and drop the top of >your document behind the toolbar. As soon as you drop it, the OS-X >repositions the top of the doc just above the toolbar. Problem solved. >Now if we could just get Adobe to support FM on OS-X. > >Don't know how this problem is dealt with on Vista - I'll check it out in >about 5 years. > >Will White >(writing from home on a Mac) > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >There is something fascinating about science. >One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture >out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Twain >++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ http://liveearth.msn.com