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Menu:  Window -> Float; Window -> Dock as Tabbed Document
Command:  Window.Float; Window.DockasTabbedDocument
Versions:  2010
Published:  1/15/2010
Code:  vstipTool0004

 

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This is one we have all been wanting for a long time:  detachable Document windows!  Yes you can now detach Document windows and put them anywhere you want (like on another monitor for those with dual monitors)!  There a couple of ways to do this:

 

  1. Simply click and drag the tab for the Document window out of the IDE:
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  2. Go to Window -> Float on the Menu Bar:
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And what if you want to put the window back?  No worries, just do this:

  1. Click and drag the Document window by its Title Bar into the IDE:
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  2. You will see the a guide diamond (yes, that's what it is called) appear in the IDE:
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  3. Keep the Left-Mouse Button held down and move your mouse cursor over the single item in the guide diamond.  You should see an indicator of where the window will be docked:
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  4. Release the mouse button and you should be good to go:
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  • I'm exactly halfway between "Hooray!" and "Took them long enough!"

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