How do I re-dock inspector, Mac OS /MS3

• Apr 15, 2019 - 16:05

I accidentally clicked "undock" instead of "close", and now I can't find a control to re-dock it! What is the answer?



In reply to by BSG

This is a fairly serious problem because the floating inspector hides part of the screen, and MS isn't aware of it when scrolling/playing etc. I'm not ready to reset to factory settings and lose everything I have customized.

In reply to by BSG

Well, couldn't edit the plist because it uses control-P's instead of linefeeds, so I tried renaming it, and, sure enough, lost all my settings (renaming it back didn't seem to work) and customizations, which I will have to stumble over in coming months and fix one-by-one. Wart removed, but the patient died.

Please fix the bug; factory-reset is unacceptable. Thanks

In reply to by BSG

Lost the identities (but not the contents) of all the many files I had open, and "Recent" has never worked worth a damn -- it almost always comes up empty, and there still is no way to see what files one has open except very careful horizontal scrolling through the tabs ....

Please give some priority to this bug. Remember, I clicked on "undock" BY ACCIDENT.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I did not get to it because I tried the .plist first, and that "solved the problem", albeit with side effects. According to the link Shoichi posted, anyone on a Mac can try the same and find that there are no controls to re-dock, and that's the long and short of it. It's not subtle.

Dear Macintosh friends! Fear not for I have solved our troubles!

If you (like me) find your self accidentally undocking the Inspector (or something else), there is a wonderful, easy solution to your problem that involves no resets of any kind. But it is a bit sneaky!

All you have to do is press View in the top settings, select some other tool (I suggest Play Panel), and then drag your Inspector on top of it. Once the Play Panel gets highlighted in blue, just release your Inspector window and it should snap back into its original position!

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It works for me every time, unless my MuseScore window is very small (in which case I just resize it to take up most of the screen, and the fix works immediately).

Usually after this I end up with two "tabs" on the bottom — one for Inspector and one for Play Panel. In that case I usually just close the Play Panel and get everything back to normal.

Hopefully this solution can help you! :)

(Sorry for the necropost!)

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