I’ve my app set up to display floating input options menu for tools. I recall at one point the menu would appear on the screen where it was last placed. Lately howeve, for instance when I use the blend surface tool, the menu always appears in the center of the canvas and I’ve to move it before making use of it. That little thing adds up over a day and I’d really like to be able to work without such an annoying aspect.
Is there some setting on the Mac version that I’m missing here? I prefer this setup over the menu residing on the far left of my screen to keep the mouse movements to a minimum. Like I said all these little things add up over the day and make the interface experience more tedious than is necessary in my opinion.
In your situation, there are two different types of dialogs that can be displayed when running a command. One type of dialog is the dialog that is used when you select “Use command options dialog” in Themes preferences. These dialogs have the black X button in the upper left corner, and all of these dialogs will appear at the same location on the display.
The other type of dialog are the dialogs that a specific command will display. In your example, running the BlendSrf command displays the “Adjust Surface Blend” dialog. Each of these dialogs also remember where they were last positioned, but this remembered position is independent of any other dialog. So if you move the “Adjust Surface Blend” dialog underneath the command options dialog, the “Adjust Surface Blend” dialog will show up in that new location next time you use it.
I realize that the difference between these two styles of dialogs is not obvious. A general rule is that, if a dialog is not where you want it, move it, and it will show up in that new location next time it appears.