OWB 10g R2 : Help! Where are my windows?

Imagine … You’re enthousiastically editing a table in the Object Editor of OWB Paris. You minimize the Object Details window, and drag it to somewhere on the screen … Unfortunately, by a “slip of the mouse”, you drag it outside the OWB master window, for instance into your Windows task bar … Uups! The Object Details are … GONE! Although, according to the menu, the Object Details should still be visible !?

Un-checking and re-checking the Object Details in the menu doesn’t help; closing and re-opening the Object Editor doesn’t solve the problem either; even restarting OWB does not bring back the Object Details.

However, there is a way to “fix” this : in the folder [OWB_HOME]\owb\bin\admin, hence, there are a couple of XML-files, one of which is : SchemaEditorLayout.xml.
You should replace this file with an old copy of the same file that you got from another client install who hasn’t its Object Details vanished …

Closing en re-opening the editor should bring back the Object Details.

Tip : since I experienced this phenomenom, I made a backup of the *.xml files mentioned above … just in case, as this issue does not only apply the the Object Editor …


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