If you are following this blog you know that I just had to rebuild my hard drive. The cloning of the the old drive went without problems, and the new drive content seemed to be identical to the previous one, including those annoying little problems that develop in software installations over time.
Last night, I found a more major problem: When I pushed F3 in Trados Workbench, the concordance window did not pop up. The call was executed and the Workbench window lost focus, but there was no concordance window anywhere to be found. I tried different screen resolutions in case it had slipped outside the screen real estate – no luck. I re-installed Trados – no improvement. When the re-installation did not bring any change, I was almost certain that the coordinates for placing the concordance window out of sight had to be stored in the registry. So reluctantly, I rolled up my sleeves.
(Warning: This is not for the faint-of-heart. The registry has no Save button. Changes you make take kind of immediately and can render your computer inoperable. Don’t blame me.) I closed Workbench, went to the Start menu and selected Run. In the Run dialog box I typed regedit. This starts the registry editor.
The registry editor has two panes: The left pane shows the tree structure of the keys, the right pane the content of the keys. Go to the left pane and navigate to:
This key has a number of values in the right pane. You can click on a value to open a dialog box, in which you can make changes. Clicking on OK inside that dialog box confirms your changes. Numeric values can be entered as hexadecimal or decimal values. In the following instructions, select decimal values. Here is what you should change:
ConcordanceHeight to 120
ConcordanceWidth to 150
ConcordanceX to 10
ConcordanceY to 50
After you clicked your last (fourth) OK, close the registry editor without touching anything else.
Now start Workbench again and execute the Concordance command. The concordance window should show up in the top left corner of your screen.
(I am using Windows XP and Trados 6.5.)