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F4/Describe


#1

I make lots of use of the F4/Describe shortcut. Love it. In my 9.7 it would open
a new window to display the info. If I did anything to make that happen, I
don’t recall what it was. Nor can I find any mention of it in the 10.6
online help. I liked to drag that window to my second monitor for reference
while I worked in the MOE in my first monitor. Seems 10.6 just opens another tab
within the one Toad window.

How do I enable that feature in 10.6?

Thanks much,

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323

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#2

On the DESC window, click the ‘Stay on Top’ control – that
will make it a pop up window that you can drag to your 2nd monitor.
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#3

Ah, yes. I had turned that off. The Automation Designer popup kept coming up
behind it and I’d be stuck. The AD popup was waiting for my response and I
couldn’t “get there” to respond. I think now that I’ve
finally told AD, “Never again” I should be able to re-enable
“Stay on Top”.

If you can resolve who should be on top when, I’d be glad to have the AD
back again.

Thanks much,

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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#4

do you mean this? If so, that’s more of a first time use window just letting
people know which operations in Toad were accomplished with a ‘Toad Action’ and
can therefore be recalled. Once people are aware that things like exporting
grids can be run over again via the AD’s Action Recall I wouldn’t think it would
be useful to keep using it. Having said that, I think I have an item in my ‘to
do’ stack somewhere requesting the ability to turn this back on again, since
right now once you dismiss it you can’t bring it back.
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#5

do you mean this? If so, that’s more of a first time use window just letting
people know which operations in Toad were accomplished with a ‘Toad Action’ and
can therefore be recalled. Once people are aware that things like exporting
grids can be run over again via the AD’s Action Recall I wouldn’t think it would
be useful to keep using it. Having said that, I think I have an item in my ‘to
do’ stack somewhere requesting the ability to turn this back on again, since
right now once you dismiss it you can’t bring it back.
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#6

I do mean that. J The problem is not that it pops up, but that it pops up behind
the “Stay on Top” window and thus I can’t get to it. I do not
relish having to restart Toad every time I do an action that the AD has not
recorded before.

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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#7

I do mean that. J The problem is not that it pops up, but that it pops up behind
the “Stay on Top” window and thus I can’t get to it. I do not
relish having to restart Toad every time I do an action that the AD has not
recorded before.

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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#8

I’ve set Describe windows to open “Stay on Top,” perform an operation which uses
an Action, and the AD dialog opens on top of the Stay on Top Describe window,
where I can close it:


#9

I’ve set Describe windows to open “Stay on Top,” perform an operation which uses
an Action, and the AD dialog opens on top of the Stay on Top Describe window,
where I can close it:
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#10

Hmmm …

Well thanks for looking into it.

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323


#11

Hmmm …

Well thanks for looking into it.

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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#12

Oh dear, now that I’ve turned off “Stay on Top” I don’t
see a way to turn it back on. Am I blind or just narrow minded?

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323


#13

Oh dear, now that I’ve turned off “Stay on Top” I don’t
see a way to turn it back on. Am I blind or just narrow minded?

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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#14

there’s a “stay on top” checkbox on the dialog itself (not sure what version it
was introduced), and in Toad Options, go to Schema Browser > Describe windows,
and you’ll find it there also
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#15

It 10.6 it’s in Options -> Windows. There’s a dropdown for
“describe windows”.

It was moved to Options -> Schema Browser -> Describe Windows for Toad 11.
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#16

I think you’ve got me rolling again. Thanks much.

Dan

Daniel B Madvig
Computer Technologies

Northwestern College & Northwestern Media
3003 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
www.nwc.edu

651.631.5323
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