About Setting the Behavior of Dockable Windows, Palettes, and Toolbars

Position windows, palettes, and toolbars to accommodate the way you work.

Setting the Behavior of Dockable Windows and Palettes

Windows such as the ribbon, Properties palette, tool palettes, Command window and DesignCenter can be docked, anchored, or floated. Settings for these and other options are often changed on a shortcut menu, available by right-clicking the title bar of the palette or window.

Setting the Display of Toolbars

To display or hide toolbars, right-click any toolbar to display a list of toolbars. A check mark next to a toolbar name indicates that it is displayed. Click a toolbar name to display it or clear the check mark to close it.

Like windows and palettes, a toolbar can be docked or floating. A docked toolbar is attached to an edge of the drawing area. You can

Lock the Position of Toolbars and Dockable Windows

Once you have arranged toolbars and docked, floating, or anchored windows the way you want them, you can lock their position. Locked toolbars and windows can still be used, opened or closed. To unlock them temporarily, press and hold Ctrl.