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Hello,

I am not sure if this is the right forum, but may be the "magic FSUIPC" might help...

I am working with 3 monitors and 1 beamer. The beamer shows the scenery only and the on the 3 monitors I have placed the various panels. In FS9 it was not an issue to "release" a window / Panel and move it to a different monitor and then arrange it in preferred order, also overlapping. When I press any buttons (gauges) the sequence how the various panels are overlapped does not change.

When I do the same in FSX, it still works "almost" similar... I still can release windows / panels and move it arround, but the BIG BIG different is, that the overlapping of windows does NOT work anymore, because when I click into one panel / window, this becomes "active" and goes fully on top. I assume this has to do with the fact, that FSX does not work with gauges anymore (at least what I heard).... anyway...

My question now: Is the a way to fix the released windows and force them to stay ALWAYS on TOP....

Can this be done with FSUICP or would this maybe be an interesting function to add....

Any suggestions or TIPS are highly appreciated....

Thanks and best regards from Munich Germany...

Christian

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I am working with 3 monitors and 1 beamer.

A "beamer"? Is that what we call a projector?

In FS9 it was not an issue to "release" a window / Panel and move it to a different monitor and then arrange it in preferred order, also overlapping. When I press any buttons (gauges) the sequence how the various panels are overlapped does not change.

This is with FS's main window in Windowed mode, I assume, not full screen? (i.e. you still have the FS title bar visible?)

When I do the same in FSX, it still works "almost" similar... I still can release windows / panels and move it arround, but the BIG BIG different is, that the overlapping of windows does NOT work anymore, because when I click into one panel / window, this becomes "active" and goes fully on top. I assume this has to do with the fact, that FSX does not work with gauges anymore (at least what I heard).... anyway...

Ernot work with gauges? All the aircraft have gauges -- there's a mixture of C/C++ gauges and XML ones.

My question now: Is the a way to fix the released windows and force them to stay ALWAYS on TOP....

Sorry, I've no idea. The windowing system in FSX is completely different. I wouldn't know where to being with it.

Why not try to size and arrange the windows so they don't overlap? Surely you have room on 3 monitors without the scenery window?

Regards

Pete

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Hello Pete,

thanks for you quick reply...

Yepp, you are right "projector" is the right word ;-)we called it "beamer" in Germany => Similar as we call a celluar phone, "Handy".. ;-)

Yes, I am running the FS in Window mode and not in full screen.

When I fly the PMDG 737 (in 2D cockpit of course).. I have moved the 2D Main Panel on my main Monitor and then by clicking on the PFD and ND I get the increased window which I then can release again and move it to a different position on the main monitor. This means that I have the "important" informations much bigger on the screen and not embeeded in the original main panel. But these panels are overlapping.... on the other 2 monitors I have some other subpanels like Overhead, Radio etc.

The same principle I have done with the Fokker 100 from Digital Aviation, which runs in FSX, but as described here I have the issue that the by clicking some knobs in the main panel it always get on TOP and the PFD and ND are moving behind....

As I hear you right... you don´t see any way how this could be fixed...

Thanks Pete....

Best regards,

Christian

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