I’ve been doing a lot digitizing recently and for the most part ArcGIS with version 10 is finally a viable way of doing it. There has been one thing bothering me though and that’s the “Feature Construction” mini-toolbar. It pops-up as you edit but more often than not it’s been getting in my way.
So I did some searching in the help file and wouldn’t you know it I can turn the toolbar off or better yet with one key move it. There are so many keyboard short-cuts and functions in ArcGIS I can’t honestly keep track of them. But with this I’m a little embarrassed I’ve gone on so long without finding out how to get rid of the damn thing.
- So to move the mini-toolbar with press TAB to move it or SHIFT+TAB to remove it from your site.
- Or click on Editor –> Options and under ‘General’ uncheck the “Show minitoolbar” option.
Stupidly easy isn’t it? Well first of all there is a lesson here, check the help file if you can’t figure it out. I also did at the same time a google search which got me to a new blog I hadn’t been to before!
Or…. do some creative google searching and find blogs like this one:
blog.donmetlz.com – “ArcGIS 10 Annoyances – Feature Construction Mini-Toolbar” –> Lots of comments on the end of this post, shows me that I’m not alone in my ignorance of this ‘feature’.