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 From:  AlexPolo
8064.1 
Hi All,

Searched forum no direct results on how to split the construct and Transform Panels find myself clicking between really regularly and would be good to have direct access to both at same time.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
8064.2 In reply to 8064.1 
Hi Alex, yes it's possible to do that by editing the files that control the UI.

The file you need to edit is named SidePane.htm and on Windows you'll find it in the install folder under the \ui sub-folder. To find it on Mac right-click the .app icon and choose "Show package contents" and inside there go to drive_c/moi/ui . Then edit the file SidePane.htm in a text editor.

Find the section that starts with <moi:PaletteHeader id="ConstructHeader">, that <moi:PaletteHeader> element and the <moi:PaletteBody> immediately following it are what currently contain both the Construct and Transform tabs.

You'll then want to insert a new <moi:PaletteHeader id="TransformHeader"> element and new <moi:PaletteBody> element pair directly after the existing one, and then just move over the Transform tab and the TransformTabContent into the new ones following the same structure as the old one, for example the new tab goes in a <moi:TabContainer> like the existing one had. That should then have it set up how you want.

If things are not working right please post your SidePane.htm file so I can see what's wrong.

- Michael
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 From:  AlexPolo
8064.3 In reply to 8064.2 
Hi Michael,

Many thanks for your help will mean lots less clicking in my day. Im not really a coder had an attempt the Transform and Construct are separate but only one showing at a time.

Here is my attempt.

<moi:PaletteHeader id="ConstructHeader">
<moi:TabContainer>
<moi:TabButton id="ConstructTab" class="LeftTabButton"><moi:Text textid="Construct tab"></moi:TabButton>
</moi:TabContainer>
</moi:PaletteHeader>

<moi:PaletteHeader id="TransformHeader">
<moi:TabContainer>
<moi:TabButton id="TransformTab" class="RightTabButton"><moi:Text textid="Transform tab"></moi:TabButton>
</moi:TabContainer>
</moi:PaletteHeader>

Alex.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
8064.4 In reply to 8064.3 
Hi Alex, is what you show there the full stuff you've got? Because what you show there is missing the <moi:PaletteBody> pieces.

I've attached here a SidePane.htm with the palettes separated, you can just copy this over top of your current SidePane.htm to get it set up.

But also if you don't have a tall enough screen for them both to fit when opened, it's normal that they will only show one at a time because when you open up a Palette if it would cause the other currently open UI to extend beyond the bottom of the window, it will collapse other palettes in order to avoid having the UI entirely disappearing off screen and needing a scroll bar to access it. If that's what you are running into you'd need to collapse one of the other open palettes like the draw curve one by doing a second click on its current active tab before you would have enough room for both Construct and Transform to both be open simultaneously.

Hope that explains what you are seeing, let me know if that's not what you are seeing and if you actually have enough screen space for them both to fit on screen at the same time.

- Michael
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 From:  AlexPolo
8064.5 In reply to 8064.4 
Hi Michael,

Thanks thats great I usually work on 1920x1080 screens and have the UI set to 10 plenty of room but still easy to read. Once Im past the basic drawing its pretty much just construct and transform functions saves heaps of switching!

Alex.

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