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GradyJr
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project explorer resizing automatically after clicking stop button

As a general rule I like having my TestComplete UI split between the Project Explorer frame and the Workspace frame. I like the project explorer frame to be about 1/4 of my desktop on the left side on the UI while the Workspace frame occupies the other 3/4. For some reason, upon clicking the stop button when i have completed a recording, the Project Explorer frame automatically expands to take over about 2/3 of my TC UI and I have to grab the frame divider handle and drag it back over to the 1/4 size. This is very annoying. i've searched TC help but can't find anything about how i might stop this from happening.  Anybody else have this issue?

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Marsha_R
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What version of TestComplete are you running?


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Did this just start happening or did it happen on earlier versions too?


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I can't say with absolute certainty. I just know it's doing it now. Another quirkiness I've noteiced lately is that the Pause Log seems to want to undock when i click on it when my playback hits a breakpoint and i have to drag it back to where it's a tab again within the Workspace area.  Again, I don't know if that was happening in an earlier release of TC or not. 

tristaanogre
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A lot of these things you're noting are items stored within a local settings file for you, the user, using TestComplete.  Is it possible that you're somehow prevented from saving those settings?  Have your permissions on the machine in question changed?


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Mysterious Gremlin Master
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What is the name and location of the settings file? Is it possible I'm prevented from saving those settings? I suppose so but, to my knowledge my permissions have not changed since I started. If you can suggest something for me to try I will happy to give it a go. If not, I'll just grin and smartbear it.

 

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David

tristaanogre
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C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\SmartBear\TestComplete\14.0


Robert Martin
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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

Mysterious Gremlin Master
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i see a tcSettings.xml (545kb) and a tcUISettings.xml (3kb)  

 

is there somewhere inside one of these I need to take a look at/alter?

tristaanogre
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Nope, just that these are where the settings are saved.  So, something is messing with them somehow.


Robert Martin
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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

Mysterious Gremlin Master
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