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If this doesn’t work, in step #2, instead of M, press the X key. You can also try RIGHT and DOWN arrow keys in step #3.
Finding the Cause
When I’m using my 2-monitor system, I keep my laptop screen as the primary monitor, start ACL, and thendrag it to my secondary monitor, which is larger than my laptop screen. So when I click Edit, Layout, theTable Layout dialog box pops open on my primary monitor.I don’t like to split an application between 2 monitors, so I drag the open dialog box from my primary monitorto my secondary screen. Because my secondary screen is NOT my desktop (again, I could configure that way, but I don’t for reasons that aren’t relevant here), I just created my “freeze problem”. The next time I use ACLon my laptop without the secondary monitor, the dialog box pops onto my non-existent secondary monitor andI can’t see it. Because the dialog box is open, ACL appears frozen, because you can’t do anything else before youclose the dialog box.This occasionally happens with applications besides ACL, so the fix above will work for those application also.The reason I positioned this issue as an “ACL freeze” is because I originally thought that this was an ACL-specific problem and figured all those frustrated ACL auditors and users would google “ACL Edit Layout Freeze”like I did.I realize that most people aren’t going to use my “strange” 2-monitor setup and have these issues, but for those5 or 7 others out there in the blogsphere who have a twisted intellect like mine, I found a fix. For all the rest of you, hopefully you found this interesting anyway or you got a good giggle at my expense. As always, if you’ve experienced this issue with ACL or another application and this fix helped you, let usknow. Or take a swipe at me if you want.Leave a Comment——————
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Teach Yourself ACL (Skyyler’s most popular post) ACL tip: Rerun a Join Easily Other posts that Skyyler wrote or was mentioned in All ACL-related posts
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