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Offline STEVE333

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Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« on: 2019 March 13 09:35:47 »
Occasionally when working with PI the Cursor Readout Preview will somehow get turned off. It's a bit of a pain to have to navigate several button pushes to turn it back on. I use the preview often to read the RGB values.

Any ideas how to prevent this from happening?

I'm working on a HP laptop running Windows 10 with an i7 processor.

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #1 on: 2019 March 14 02:10:25 »
It happens when Dynamic Operation Mode was turned on.

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #2 on: 2019 March 14 13:00:14 »
Thanks GJL for the response.

I'm not sure what the Dynamic Operation Mode is, or, how it gets turned on/off. However, while researching about it I found out about the Edit Toolbar which displays a Readout Options icon where I can easily turn the preview back on. So, problem solved.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #3 on: 2019 March 14 13:29:48 »
Hello

I had the same issue, so thanks Steve for your help.

Geert
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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #4 on: 2019 March 14 13:55:15 »
Hello

I had the same issue, so thanks Steve for your help.

Geert

You're welcome Geert. It's always nice to find an easy fix to these little "annoyances".

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #5 on: 2019 March 15 02:24:48 »
Steve, I thought you just wanted to know the causes. Of course you can turn the window on again via Edit/Readout Options.
Dynamic Operation Mode is an icon in the toolbar at the top, with a black arrow pointing up to the left, which is replaced by the icon of a dynamic tool (e.g. DynamicBackgroundExtraction, DBE) as long as this tool is active.
I made the experience that the window of the ReadoutPreview disappeared after such a tool and must be recreated again. Could be a bug.

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #6 on: 2019 May 08 09:02:29 »
Steve, I thought you just wanted to know the causes. Of course you can turn the window on again via Edit/Readout Options.
....(e.g. DynamicBackgroundExtraction, DBE) as long as this tool is active.
I made the experience that the window of the ReadoutPreview disappeared after such a tool and must be recreated again. Could be a bug.

How do you "recreate" the Readout Mode display?

I used DBE, and afterward my Readout Mode data/preview disappeared. I can turn Readout Mode on, and get the box with crosshairs, but no pixel data or preview appears when I hold down the left mouse button. A right-click allows me to turn Readout Mode on and off, but nothing more. I went into Edit->Readout Options, verified my settings, and hit the Apply Global button, but that didn't change anything.

I will appreciate all guidance to restore the Readout Mode to display data and preview.

Thanks.

--- Mike

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Re: Cursor Readout Preview Disappears
« Reply #7 on: 2019 May 08 09:06:34 »
Never mind -- found it! The secret is to check Show Readout Preview in Edit->Readout Options.

I missed that the prvious four times I opened that dialog.

--- Mike