How to save the location of an open Productivity Pane in a Reflection Desktop Host session

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  • 25-Apr-2018
  • 27-Apr-2018

Environment

Reflection Desktop (including Pro, for X, for IBM, or for UNIX and OpenVMS) 16.1
Reflection Desktop (including Pro, for X, for IBM, or for UNIX and OpenVMS) 16.0

Situation

In the EXTRA! X-treme 9.x software, the Productivity Features that had been opened and relocated in a Host session would save and maintain their last size and position when the session was closed and re-opened. 

In Reflection Desktop, the productivity panes for features like Recent Typing, Scratch Pad, and Screen History do not appear when a Host session is opened and do not get restored to their last location when a Host session is closed and re-opened.  When the feature panes are displayed after the Host session is re-opened, they always appear on the right side of the Host session (EXTRA! opens the panes on the left by default) and previous locations are not remembered.

Resolution

Use a Layout to launch the Reflection Host session:

1. Open the Reflection Desktop Workspace and Host session.

2. Position the Productivity Panes at the screen locations desired.

3. From the File Menu select “Save Layout”.

4. Assign a file name to the *.rwsp file (layout file)

5. Close the Reflection Desktop Host session and Reflection Workspace.

6. Click on the *.rwsp file created above.

7. The Reflection Workspace and Host session will load with the Productivity Panes at the screen locations desired.

Additional Information

For a related problem and solution see https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7021507