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Using a second screen ?

softfoot

Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and onto
a second screen ??

If not, perhaps it would make a nice upgrade for OpenSCAD ??

Regards,
Dave

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Re: Using a second screen ?

ncsaba
Hi Dave,

You can actually do that by:

* open the file you edit a second time;
* move the new preview window on the second screen;
* hide the editor/toolbar/console/customizer on the preview window;

OpenScad will reload the preview window too each time you save the file
in the editor view. This works just as well if you use a different
editor and not the built in one !

Cheers,
Csaba

On Mon, 2021-04-26 at 14:36 +0100, Dave wrote:

> Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and
> onto
> a second screen ??
>
> If not, perhaps it would make a nice upgrade for OpenSCAD ??
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
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At least it is possible to pull the editor out of the main window onto a second screen. This is what I do. Although it's confusing to have the Menu-Bar for the editor still in the main window and not in the edit window. And, Yes, I'd agree: It would be much nicer if one could pull the 3d-window out of the main window. In fact you can pull any window out of the main window but the 3d-view :-/


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On 4/26/2021 6:36 AM, Dave wrote:
Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and onto a second screen ??

Sure.  Edit / Preferences / Advanced; check "Enable undocking of Editor and Console to separate windows".  Then drag the editor, console, et cetera out into their own windows, and put each of the windows wherever you like.

As others have noted, the preview window is considered the main window, so you have to move everything else out of it, rather than moving it away.

It would be a nice tweak to make the preview window be undockable, so that the main window is an empty shell that can contain whichever of the five sub-windows you want it to contain.  Making it possible to hide the preview window would be symmetric, but I don't know how often it would be useful.

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Re: Using a second screen ?

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Tangentially answering your question - I use VS code to write my scad files, with an OpenSCAD window open on a second monitor. OpenSCAD detects changes to open files and regenerates the preview each time.

Matthias.

On Mon, 26 Apr 2021 at 22:46, Jordan Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 4/26/2021 6:36 AM, Dave wrote:
Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and onto a second screen ??

Sure.  Edit / Preferences / Advanced; check "Enable undocking of Editor and Console to separate windows".  Then drag the editor, console, et cetera out into their own windows, and put each of the windows wherever you like.

As others have noted, the preview window is considered the main window, so you have to move everything else out of it, rather than moving it away.

It would be a nice tweak to make the preview window be undockable, so that the main window is an empty shell that can contain whichever of the five sub-windows you want it to contain.  Making it possible to hide the preview window would be symmetric, but I don't know how often it would be useful.
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Re: Using a second screen ?

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When Design/Automatic-reload-and-preview is enabled.

 


From: Matthias Liffers [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:33
To: OpenSCAD general discussion
Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: Using a second screen ?

 

Tangentially answering your question - I use VS code to write my scad files, with an OpenSCAD window open on a second monitor. OpenSCAD detects changes to open files and regenerates the preview each time.

 

Matthias.

 

On Mon, 26 Apr 2021 at 22:46, Jordan Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 4/26/2021 6:36 AM, Dave wrote:

Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and onto a second screen ??


Sure.  Edit / Preferences / Advanced; check "Enable undocking of Editor and Console to separate windows".  Then drag the editor, console, et cetera out into their own windows, and put each of the windows wherever you like.

As others have noted, the preview window is considered the main window, so you have to move everything else out of it, rather than moving it away.

It would be a nice tweak to make the preview window be undockable, so that the main window is an empty shell that can contain whichever of the five sub-windows you want it to contain.  Making it possible to hide the preview window would be symmetric, but I don't know how often it would be useful.

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Re: Using a second screen ?

softfoot

Thanks for all the info guys
Dave


On 27/04/2021 02:46, MichaelAtOz wrote:

When Design/Automatic-reload-and-preview is enabled.

 


From: Matthias Liffers [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:33
To: OpenSCAD general discussion
Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: Using a second screen ?

 

Tangentially answering your question - I use VS code to write my scad files, with an OpenSCAD window open on a second monitor. OpenSCAD detects changes to open files and regenerates the preview each time.

 

Matthias.

 

On Mon, 26 Apr 2021 at 22:46, Jordan Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 4/26/2021 6:36 AM, Dave wrote:

Is it possible to move the "preview screen" off the main window and onto a second screen ??


Sure.  Edit / Preferences / Advanced; check "Enable undocking of Editor and Console to separate windows".  Then drag the editor, console, et cetera out into their own windows, and put each of the windows wherever you like.

As others have noted, the preview window is considered the main window, so you have to move everything else out of it, rather than moving it away.

It would be a nice tweak to make the preview window be undockable, so that the main window is an empty shell that can contain whichever of the five sub-windows you want it to contain.  Making it possible to hide the preview window would be symmetric, but I don't know how often it would be useful.

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