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Dual display

aztecphoenix
Does OpenSCAD support dual displays?

In other words, can I have the editor on one screen and the render displayed on my second screen, and if so, how?
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Re: Dual display

kintel
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On Apr 25, 2015, at 02:21 AM, aztecphoenix <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Does OpenSCAD support dual displays?
>
> In other words, can I have the editor on one screen and the render displayed
> on my second screen, and if so, how?
>
Two options:

1) Use an external editor and use Design->Automatic Reload and Compile
2) Detach the editor and move the detached window around as you see fit. You may have to toggle the option for making the editor detachable in Preferences->Advanced

 -Marius


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Re: Dual display

Tim Hawkins
Sublimetext with Openscad syntax highlighting, would make a good candidate as an external editor. 




On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 3:13 PM Marius Kintel <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Apr 25, 2015, at 02:21 AM, aztecphoenix <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Does OpenSCAD support dual displays?
>
> In other words, can I have the editor on one screen and the render displayed
> on my second screen, and if so, how?
>
Two options:

1) Use an external editor and use Design->Automatic Reload and Compile
2) Detach the editor and move the detached window around as you see fit. You may have to toggle the option for making the editor detachable in Preferences->Advanced

 -Marius


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Re: Dual display

runsun
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You should be able to drag the editor out of the program, and move it to the other monitor.
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Re: Dual display

cacb
On 2015-04-25 19:44, runsun wrote:
> You should be able to drag the editor out of the program, and move it to the
> other monitor.

Using an external editor is a very flexible way of using OpenSCAD. I
have 2 side-by-side machines, one running Linux Kubuntu and the other
running Win7. By storing the .scad file on a drive that both machines
can see, I can for example edit with Notepad++ on Win7 and auto-compile
with OpenSCAD on Linux, using Design->Automatic Reload and Compile. It
works the other way around also.




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That's an interesting approach...could edit on a less powerful PC and compile/render on a big box....hmmm...
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Re: Dual display

Drew Rogge
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Speaking of using an external editor... There's a problem with the latest OpenSCAD where sometimes the built in editor has the keyboard focus even when the editor is hidden. Things get confusing when the editor is hidden but has the keyboard focus and I accidentally type something. The next time I change the file in the external editor, OpenSCAD displays a dialog box saying that the document has been modified because of the inadvertently entered text. I think that the build in editor should give up and never accept keyboard focus when it's hidden.

Drew

On 4/25/15 12:12 AM, Marius Kintel wrote:

> On Apr 25, 2015, at 02:21 AM, aztecphoenix <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Does OpenSCAD support dual displays?
>>
>> In other words, can I have the editor on one screen and the render displayed
>> on my second screen, and if so, how?
>>
> Two options:
>
> 1) Use an external editor and use Design->Automatic Reload and Compile
> 2) Detach the editor and move the detached window around as you see fit. You may have to toggle the option for making the editor detachable in Preferences->Advanced
>
>   -Marius
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cacb
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On 2015-04-26 01:30, MichaelAtOz wrote:
> That's an interesting approach...could edit on a less powerful PC and
> compile/render on a big box....hmmm...

And if you install something like Synergy http://synergy-project.org/ 
you can share keyboard and mouse between the two machines even if they
run different OSes, it becomes totally seamless. That is what I do.

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