Tool bars disappear with two monitors the reappear at click

mac
#1

Hi All, I’m a newby trying to become competent. I’m using a mac mini with two monitors. Sketchup make 17 on one, youtube instructionals on the other. I get my tool bars set up the way I want and they stay in view until I click the other monitor, then they drop out, and reappear when I click the screen again. Is there a way to keep them in view when I’m working on the other monitor? Thanks!

#2

Please update your profile with your SketchUp version and GPU to get accurate help.

#3

That’s just how SketchUp behaves on the Mac. When the focus goes to a different app, the toolbars and inspector windows disappear, even on a single monitor.

#4

yes, but, you would need to open the tutorials ‘inside’ SU in an web dialog [like used by many extensions]…

if you then move it to the second monitor your toolbars should remain intact when using pause/play etc…

copy/paste this into Ruby Console and hit enter to test…

dialog = UI::HtmlDialog.new(
{
  :dialog_title => "Dialog Example",
  :preferences_key => "com.sample.plugin",
  :scrollable => true,
  :resizable => true,
  :width => 600,
  :height => 400,
  :left => 100,
  :top => 100,
  :min_width => 50,
  :min_height => 50,
  :max_width =>1000,
  :max_height => 1000,
  :style => UI::HtmlDialog::STYLE_DIALOG
})
dialog.set_url("https://learn.sketchup.com/")
dialog.show