A quick update: opening “Devices > Show Panel” and selecting the different available options there revealed a number of them with the “Always on top” option defeated and those all caused the Project window to undock from the main when called up. So I went through the list and enabled “Always on top” for the ones that I could.
Some don’t have the option (like 9-pin synch) but don’t cause the un-docking.
Any ReWire option box causes the problem, but doesn’t have an “Always on top” option.
So right now, it’s down to the ReWire options and the Cross-fade editor. I feel this should be a global option in the preferences. How do I report this?
Digging around, I’ve discovered something else:
Some windows, like the Pool and the Tempo Track will open in full screen. If used in full screen and closed, the Project Window remains docked. But if they’re unhitched from full screen, the Project window gets un-docked again. I’m sure if I keep looking, I’ll probably find more stuff.
It seems to me that Nuendo’s window management is up for some cleanup and revision. At least this thread has solved some of these little annoyances. But sometimes it’s the little stuff that helps workflow. Another example of faulty windows management: on my 2560x1600 monitor, the workspace fits 2 full vertically extended Mixer lanes and the Control Room just perfectly with the Transport up top, but you can’t dock them and when you select one of the Mixer windows, any open plugin window disappears behind the selected Mixer despite the VST Plugin “Always on top” option in the preferences enabled, and the option clearly enabled on the plugin window itself.
I hope Steinberg can find a little time to clean this up. Again, should I report this as a bug? And how?
Back to work!