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    Nik plug-ins window size

    Hi Nik users,

    I have the full set of plug-ins, and the different sizes of the Nik windows, on a 23 inch monitor FWIW, is a wee bit irritating:

    Color Efex Pro 4 - full screen
    Dfine 2 - almost full screen
    Sharpener Pro 3 Output - small window (relatively)
    Silver Efex Pro 2 - full screen
    Viveza 2 - small window

    Anyone know how to increase the window size of Sharpener and Viveza? (Double clicking on the border doesn't seem to do anything)

    While I am here - does anyone use any Nik discussion forums?

    Dave

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    On my iMac SEP2 and Viveza open about 3/4 size by default but can be maximised in the standard way CEP4 always opens full screen. No idea why and I've yet to find a setting to alter the default sizes.

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    Brilliant question, to which I also wish to re-learn the answer.

    I did read how to do it (On a PC it's Ctrl + ?; or Ctrl+Alt +?), but have forgotten. The other evening I went through every combination I could think of and still didn't get it to work.

    So, I will bow at the feet of the person who can provide the answer ........ which I will then save securely.

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    Dave: for Define and sharpener you do not need full size, move mouse across image and look in the loop bottom right hand side of page it will allow you to see the before and after of what it has done.

    Cheers:

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    In Viveza on a PC hit the letter "f" and it will make it full screen. Don't know how to do the same to output sharpener or define. Don't know what it is on a Mac, maybe the same.

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl in Louisiana View Post
    In Viveza on a PC hit the letter "f" and it will make it full screen. Don't know how to do the same to output sharpener or define. Don't know what it is on a Mac, maybe the same.
    Carl is the one who will have the honour of me bowing at his feet. So much for my nonsense about Ctrl + ?. Carl - You're wonderful.

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Carl is the one who will have the honour of me bowing at his feet.
    Not necessary at all Donald, I was glad to be the one with an answer for a change. It feels good to be able to contribute to the learning process on the forum. Thank You for such kind words my friend.

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    Re: Nik plug-ins window size

    Thanks, Carl, that certainly cracks it for Viveza, though sadly not for Sharpener (or Dfine, which isn't so bad)

    Alan. It's not just the window size that bothers me, though bigger is certainly better. I get distracted by the other windows or wallpaper that I can see around the Nik window. Perhaps that's my problem

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    Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Well folks, the bad news is that I feel stupid but the good news is there is a simple answer.

    All you have to do is to grab the Nik window and move it, say, to the top left. Then you can just resize it in the usual way by grabbing the bottom right hand corner, and dragging it out.

    Now the really good news. Once you have done it, that becomes the default size whenever you open the plug-in. I've tried closing LR, even re-booting the computer and it is still there. (This is running under Windows 7, just for completeness, and LR4)

    Dave

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Been there, done that, more that an once that stupid thing.

    Cheers:

    Allan

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Dave

    You started up a new thread to post what is Post #9 above. I thought it made sense that it should be part of this thread, as those reading it wouldn't have known the background otherwise, unless they happened upon this original thread (if you see what I mean).

    So, the whole story is in here.
    Last edited by Donald; 29th August 2013 at 05:29 PM.

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Fine - in my excitement at having found something I didn't want the good news to get lost

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    WOW, Thanks Dave I like your way better! Just finished setting mine up in LR. This is going to be so much easier and hassle free.

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Sorted!

    Dragging the window and resizing it works on the Mac too - Viveza now opens full sized.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Thanks, guys.

    I can be a persistent little bugger when I can't sort some thing (my wife would say pig-headed), so if you are interested this is what I did.

    Googled everything I could. Even found a cached copy of the discontinued user manuals, but not much success. However, one of my searches hit on "sizeable" on the Nik/Google home site so I went there and read, for one of the plug-ins (can't remember which) "fully re-sizeable". So I thought, right mate, either they are lying or I'm going to crack this. So I opened Sharpener, and minimised all the other windows so I could see what I was doing. My intention was to try pretty much every key and function combination, and I did try a few, but then I though "I wonder if I can move this window?" Once I found I could the rest was straightforward: they are regular windows but for some reason that I can't fathom they did not include the usual window controls.

    A kind of blunderbuss approach to problem solving - not my usual way but it worked this time

    Dave

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    Re: Nik window size - feeling stupid but happy

    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    A kind of blunderbuss approach to problem solving - not my usual way but it worked this time
    And very glad we are that it did!

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