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Select tool window hidden

PostMon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 pm

Hi community,

I'm using Fusion studio 16 public beta.

When I SHIFT + SPACE BAR to get the 'select tool' pop window, I see nothing.

If I type a known short code for a tool, the node is created but... I want to be able to see the list of tools.

I don't have this problem in the fusion tab of resolve.

The window is hidden and I've closed all other windows to see if it's behind but no dice.

The problem is intermittent.

Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Select tool window hidden

PostTue Jun 18, 2019 4:21 am

Did you perhaps have a second monitor connected at some point, or rearrange your screens? This commonly happens when the Add Tool dialog pops up on that second screen.

If you're using Windows (I suspect so; I haven't yet heard a Mac user ask about this one), there's a trick to getting that offscreen window back to your main screen.

Activate the Add Tool window with Ctrl+Space. Alt+Space to activate the Window manager menu (still invisible; you'll have to just trust that it's open). Type m to activate Move mode, then tap one of the arrow keys. This will cause your mouse pointer to vanish—it's now on the other screen, and the Add Tool window is "stuck" to it. Move the mouse, and Windows will relocate both the pointer and the window to your main screen. Left-click to drop the window, and it should appear on that monitor in the future.
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