Ancestris lets you save windows positions and sizes.sizes for each genealogy or for all.
SettingsWindow settings define three window elements:
Whatever you define within each window depends on the specific view setting and does not apply to this page.
Reversely, whatever you do with the actions within this page does not alter individual window configuration within a window.
Three levels of window settings have been defined for Ancestris.
This level memorizes a specific opening/position/size configuration for a given genealogy.
Each genealogy can have its own settings.
These settings are either saved every time you close a genealogy, or when you chose the first action from the Window settings panel.
This level defines a general opening/position/size configuration that will apply to all genealogies, provided they do not have their own settings.
If you open a genealogy for the first time, it will open using this user-defined window settings if it exists, or the Ancestris default otherwise.
If you open a genealogy which already has its own window settings, you can erase it and the user-defined one will then apply if is exists, otherwise the Ancestris default will apply.
This level if the default configuration if no other configuration has been defined. This is the configuration that is visible the first time you open Ancestris.
By default, only two views are open, the Tree view on the left hand side and the Cygnus editor on the right hand side.
xxxThe Window settings panel shows the three levels described above and for each of the first two, you can save it or erase it.
Saves window positions as they are currently displayed, only for the currently selected genealogy.
Closing the genealogy will also save window settings.
Erases window settings for the current genealogy.
This will reposition the windows to your user-defined window setting or the Ancestris default window settings otherwise.
Ancestris will ask you if the current genealogy can be closed and reopen in order to apply the change.
Saves current window settings and defines them as the default settings when you open a new genealogy or reset its window settings.
Erases your user-defined default window settings.
Erases all window settings. Display settings inside each window will be kept.
Ancestris will need to close each open genealogy and restart. Ancestris will ask you for permission.
You know if a window setting has been defined for a given level by looking at the green tick mark on the right hand side of the panel: . The panel at the top of the page shows that a window setting has been defined for the Kennedy genealogy, but none has been defined for all genealogies.
xxxThe main purpose of the window setting panel is to let you save or erase window settings.
The above actions are pretty self-explanatory if you have one of thee above needs.
There are two needs you may have that are not directly visible through the actions above. But you can achieve them using the actions described above.
If you are happy to erase the user-defined window settings:
If you would like to keep your user-defined window settings, you would have to use an intermediary genealogy to hold your user-defined window settings to recover them later:
Of course this is a rather unusual need and this method may sound like a complex workaround.
My purpose through this example is to show you a general way to keep any given window setting as long as you have a genealogy to hold it.