DOCUMENT PROPERTIES DIALOG IS INACCESSIBLE

Asked by PAUL R FONTENOT on 2018-08-19

When I try to access the document properties dialog, it pops up, but behind the main window; I can see it if I go to split screen view, but I cannot access it there; when I return to normal view, it hides back behind the main window again. If I close the file, I can see it again, but the changes that I make to it do not take effect on the parent file because I have already closed it.

How do you access the document properties dialog if it keeps hiding behind the main screen?

What should happen is the document properties dialog box should be forced to pop up on top of the main window.

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

What is your operating system and Inkscape version?
Do the options in Edit > Preferences > Interface > Windows have any effect?

I am using XQuartz Ver. 2.7.11 Inkspace Ver. 0.92 & Mac OS High Sierra Ver. 10.13.6

I managed to get the context dialog boxes to pop up on top of the main window by setting options in document & system properties.

I am using 2 monitors & I have to use them in mirror mode or the Inkspace program will scoot out of sight when I go from desktop view to normal view. That is not a major problem.

My new problem is, How do you get Inkspace to save your system settings; I have gone in twice and set it up the way I want it but there is no Save button on the system options dialog box and my settings are not being reflected by my new document. (???)

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

It's 'InksCaPe' (emphasis on inverted letters).

The multi-monitor issue on Mac OS is known, please see https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#windows-appear-screen-multiple-monitor-setup for more info.

The paths that are listed in the system section cannot be changed. The next major Inkscape version will make that clearer (by greying them out).

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