Restoring the Size and Position of the Library Browser

Reference Number: KB-00179
Last Modified: July 31, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


My library browser suddenly disappeared or is in a position where I no longer want it to be. How do I get it back or restore its size/position?


The library browser may no longer be displayed, or may be placed, or moved to a position outside of the displayed area onscreen. We will cover how to restore the display of the library browser and reset it to its default size and position within the program.

To toggle the display of the Library Browser

  1. Open your Home Designer program and either start a New Plan  or Open an existing plan.

  2. Select the View menu and ensure that the Library Browser option has a checkmark next to it. If it does not, select it once to enable the display of the library browser.

    If this does not resolve the issue, please proceed to the next section.

To restore the Library Browser using Preferences

  1. Select Edit> Preferences from the menu if you're on a Windows PC or Home Designer> Preferences if you're on a Mac.

  2. On the Reset Options panel, click the Reset Side Windows button.

    Select the Reset Side Windows button on the Reset Options panel of the Preferences dialog

  3. Click OK on the Information message that appears, and re-launch Home Designer to verify that the library browser has been restored.