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How To Float Output Windows in DATS Acquisition V4

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Nowadays it is easy to attach extra screens to most computers. It is not uncommon to have a two or even three monitor setups. Even with laptops it is fairly easy to attach either a full size extra monitor or maybe a small screen via USB. To make full use of this extra screen ‘real estate’ one needs software applications that allow parts of the interface to be moved into separate windows. This process is often known as ‘floating’. The following article outlines how to use floating tabs in DATS Acquisition. This feature has always been important in automotive testing, but is now becoming more useful in other applications.

Here is a simple guide to using this feature…

1. Using Prosig DATS Setup the software and hardware to perform the desired test.

2. Setup the realtime displays as required. Setup two tabs, one for each monitor. For example Display 1 and Display 2

3. If trying to float Tab two onto another monitor, complete the following… Right click on the display tab in question, right click on the words ‘Display 2’. Select Float Tab.

4. The tab will then become a separate window. Move this window to the desired monitor.

5. Resize the floating tab by moving the mouse cursor over the bottom right hand corner of the floating window, when the cursor changes to the re-size cursor click and drag to expand the window.  Alternatively automatically expand the window to fill the display.

Similar facilities are also available in the DATS Analysis interface. The use of these are beyond the scope of this article and will be covered in a future post.

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Chris Mason

General Manager & Product Development Manager at Prosig
Chris graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1983. His interest in software began in the late 1970's when he spent his time typing in and debugging programs on a Sinclair ZX80. Chris is General Manager & Product Development Manager at Prosig where he does management things, leads the product development and works on web, blog, social media & marketing projects. Away from computers he can usually be found clad in lycra pretending to be a cyclist.

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