Got to say, this and one other thing are my main concerns. Start up with multiple monitors vs. just on my laptop and my whole setup explodes into chaos. Having presets for screen layouts would be great!!
I think it’s worth commenting on similar needs. I don’t seem to have issue with the floating tool panels except in above situations. I keep them open for the most part on a second monitor to keep things uncluttered on the main screen. I use keyboard shortcuts exclusively so don’t need the top bar menus. Can’t encourage everyone enough to go that direction, but that is a digression. What I trip on consistently is the Material/Color panel in Sketchup and Layout floating around like R2D2, with a mind of it’s own. I put it on my second monitor in a specific location and size and tomorrow it will pop in another spot. Just…why? Same goes with the Text box. It never stays open. I want it open all the time in Layout and in the same spot and the same size. Why does it never auto open like all the rest and when it does open it is always in some stray corner that I never put it?
Also in Layout, the new Shape and Dimension Style panels are fixed sizes. No adjustability like every other panel. Why? And then some panels (darn Color panel!!!) are sticky and some are not. Why is that?
I really only want consistency. If Sketchup gives me the ability to move and adjust panels, which I personally enjoy, why does is that ability inconsistent with some panels?
Frustrated enough with it today to finally waste my time long enough to comment…HA! Can I make this billable time somehow?
Would like to add that I also do not understand why font and text control is split up. If I highlight a note and need to manipulate text size, font, color, ect., I have to right click to get the font panel to show (because, again, it doesn’t stay open when I close Layout). However, if I want to control alignment and anchoring, the only place I can do that is in the drop down menu at the top of the screen. That is some serious mouse movement and lots of mouse clicks for all of that to happen when it could easily all be in the font panel.
Of course, I think another person posted about right click context menus that appear at the cursor, similar to AutoCAD Inventor and similar. This would be a radical change for the better, but not sure if that is even possible with the code structure of Sketchup.
Oh and can I just say again…SAVED STATES FOR MONITOR SET UPS AS MENTIONED BY RTCOOL ARE THE HIGHEST ON MY LIST. PLEASE, OH PLEASE SKETCHUP CODE WRITING GENIUS’S (AND I MEAN THAT IN THE BEST OF WAYS) MAKE OUR YEAR AND GIVE THAT TO US IN THE NEXT RELEASE???