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Cannot close audio meter panel

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May 18, 2018

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I'm working on a project with no sound, and I'd like to have as much real estate as possible on my screen.  In this new version, if I go into Window, I cannot uncheck any of the boxes, it seems I can only add them(see image below). Normally, I would just close the using the little icon on the top, but the audio levels panel has no "Close panel" option.  I've tried changing workspaces and creating new workspaces, but no luck.

Is there some new way of doing this? Is there a workaround?

Audio panel.jpg

If you hold CTRL, and click directly on the blue line that outlines the box, you should be able to undock/move your panel.

 

Most of the other panels are responsive in the gray area within the header section of the panel, but for meters, it appears you need to click directly on the blue outline to get this to function correctly.

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Cannot close audio meter panel

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I'm working on a project with no sound, and I'd like to have as much real estate as possible on my screen.  In this new version, if I go into Window, I cannot uncheck any of the boxes, it seems I can only add them(see image below). Normally, I would just close the using the little icon on the top, but the audio levels panel has no "Close panel" option.  I've tried changing workspaces and creating new workspaces, but no luck.

Is there some new way of doing this? Is there a workaround?

Audio panel.jpg

If you hold CTRL, and click directly on the blue line that outlines the box, you should be able to undock/move your panel.

 

Most of the other panels are responsive in the gray area within the header section of the panel, but for meters, it appears you need to click directly on the blue outline to get this to function correctly.

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I can replicate this odd behavior on my Mac system. Seems to be a bug of some type.

While you can't seem to get rid of the Audio Meters pane, you can reduce it in size so that you get more screen real estate for your timeline:

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Thank you for the reply. Actually, I'm glad to hear it is a bug and not a feature!  That means it will go away at some point.  I guess I am squishing it for the moment.

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May 19, 2018

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Hold down ctrl and pick up the audio meter and put it somewhere on the screen: then hit the X.

If you want it back just hit Reset to saved layout.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately that does not work. I cannot pick up the window at all. It's a bit small, but if you look in the picture above you will see there is no text or any label on top of the panel.  If I click on the top of any other panel I can move it easily. I think it is a bug.

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Did you hold down ctrl while grabbing the window?

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Yes, I followed your instructions exactly.

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It is a bit buggy but wait until you see this icon:

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That worked!  It took a good 4 seconds for it to appear, but it did. Thank you.

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This worked perfectly for me! Thanks for the suggestion.

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If you hold CTRL, and click directly on the blue line that outlines the box, you should be able to undock/move your panel.

 

Most of the other panels are responsive in the gray area within the header section of the panel, but for meters, it appears you need to click directly on the blue outline to get this to function correctly.

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Hi, I had a slightly different experience. I found if I control clicked on the top left corner of the audio panel I could eventually get a menu to pop up. This was very buggy though. I opened and close the panle this way 3 times just to test it and sometimes it would bring up the menu on the 2 or 3rd try and another time it took me more than 20 clicks to get the menu but at least it worked.

 

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Finally. Control-clicking the blue line worked perfectly for me. I thought it was my inexperience so I'm glad it's just a bug. Half an hour left to actually work on my client's project now!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  I accidentally double-clicked on a sequence I was working on and it maximized it.  To get out of it I tried reverting to my saved Workspace.  But apparently I had done some adjusting without saving.  So when I clicked Reset to Saved layout the Audio meters popped up and would not go away.  Thanks for helping us out!!!

 

Randy

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I managed got my meters undocked using some kind of ctrl or alt drag. But now I cannot get it re-docked where I want it... dragging it over the main window just keeps it undocked and there is no window name to drag like other un-docked windows. Arg! I appreciate saving space on a small control like the meters, but somebody did not consider the side effects of having no title bar.

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OK, so by trial and error I found a trick: 

 

When the meter window is very narrow it will have a slightly larger blank area at the top. That area can be grabbed and dragged to a new dock position (or off the window to undock). But if the meter window is wide there is no area at the top that can be dragged. This is a vertical meter.

 

You can left-click-drag the top of this:

 

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But not this:

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Running Windows 10.

 

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