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SAFeSTeR

Hi,

 

I'm experimenting using AutoCAD without the classic 'Display Layout and Model tabs' being active and using 'Quick View' previews instead, however, it's not working quite like I remember a few years ago when I first encountered the ribbon.

 

What I want, if possible, is for the drawing previews to be minimised somewhere near the bottom of the screen and for their layouts to be highlighted (or slightly enlarged) ready for selection when I hover my mouse over them. This does not seem to be an option and instead I have to click the 'Quick View' icons in the status bar to achieve this. There is an option to pin them, but this keeps them constantly open and obstructs a lot of the drawing area.

 

If I hover over the open drawing tabs under the ribbon then the layouts for that particular drawing do enlarge ready for selection, but they [EDIT: don't] show a right click menu.

 

I've looked in the options / searched the forum but found nothing that helps and my help files seem to be disabled or non existant. So, is there a way to get what I want and how I first remember the previews?

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RobDraw

I tried eliminating the layout and model tabs and using the drawing tabs/Quick View instead. After a few months, I had to turn them on. I just couldn't get used to quick view and missed the right click menu on the tabs.

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RobDraw

FYI, I cannot find Quick View in 2016. I think it has been merged with the Layout tabs. :shock:

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SAFeSTeR

OK thanks Rob, guess I'm looking for something that doesn't exist anymore :(

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Dana W
FYI, I cannot find Quick View in 2016. I think it has been merged with the Layout tabs. :shock:
Yup, roll over a tab and bingo, a quickview thumbnail pops up.

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steven-g

FWIW I have a series of toggles setup, one of them turns the model/layout tabs on/off. The reason being, I like as much drawing screen as possible and only use the tabs occasionally, but it's a nice to be able to get at them quickly. So I have it mapped to Ctrl+8, and on a separate user menu list. Along with toggles for all sorts of other bars and palettes.

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