Restoring the Size/Position of the Side Windows in Home Designer

Reference Number: KB-00179
Last Modified: January 7, 2022

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I have moved my Library Browser and Tool Palette onto a secondary monitor which is no longer there or otherwise cannot locate it when I go to activate this tool. How can I reset it to its default position within Home Designer?


Restoring the size and position of any of these side windows in Home Designer is easy using Reset Options within Preferences.   

To restore the Side Windows

  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 of the Preferences dialog, click the Reset Side Windows button.

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

  3. You will be prompted with a warning that states, "All side windows will be reset to the default size and position when you re-launch the program." Click OK.

  4. Click OK again to close the dialog.

  5. Save  any work you have open, re-launch the Home Designer software, and notice that the size and position of all of your side windows have been restored.