[Jalview-discuss] Window stuck behind menu bar (solved!)

Jim Procter jprocter at compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Sat Jan 21 16:28:24 GMT 2012

Hello Leon - well done for finding the answer in the archives!

This pesky bug is also fixed in the latest build of the Jalview 2.7 
branch, which can be launched here:


On 20/01/2012 23:01, Leon P. Martinez Castilla wrote:
>    Hi!
>    I continued searching for answers to the window-behind-menubar problem and noticed that it had come up
> previously on may 5, 2011 ([Jalview-discuss] Alignment window beyond top of Jalview window). The solution was
> posted by Jim Procter:
> It is a bug - and seems to be a problem with the way that OSX's java
> implementation fails to handle interior menu bars properly.
> http://issues.jalview.org/browse/JAL-368 is the most recent iteration of
> it.
>   From the bug report, you can see there is a workaround: A colleague -
> Richard Bickerton found that if you use X, followed by G, to expand and
> then collect all the views on the alignment (after first creating
> another view with control-T if you don't have one), then all the windows
> should get placed within the visible region of the desktop again.
>   Since I´m using a mac (MacOS x 10.6) i was able to creat a new view using the option key + T, although using X
> and G to expand and then gather the views was useless (a Mac-specific bug?). Fortunately, the menu bar on my
> alignment window was still visible, so I was able to expand the views using the View menu, which brought the
> windows to the middle of the desktop, where I could close the new view window and resize and replace the
> original one to my heart's content.
>     I'm sorry I hadn't read the discussion archives carefully enough before posting my previous message!
>     Best,
>     Leon
>>     I have what I think is a very dumb problem, but I´ve perused the discussion
>> archives and and haven't found a thread wit a similar problem. The thing is I
>> somehow managed to drag my main alignment window behind the desktop menu bar,
>>   so that neither the red, yellow and green buttons or the top edge of the
>> alignment window are visible. As a result, I can no longer move the alignment
>> window. Is there anything I can do to restore its former mobility to the
>> alignment window?
>>     Any hints will be much appreciated.
>>    Best,
>>    Leon
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