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Dock position lost on restart

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Each time I start yEd, it remembers the windows that were docked when I closed the application, but these docks are not where I moved them.

What can I do so yEd remembers where I put the docked windows?

yEd 3.12.2, Java 1.7.0_55

Here are screenshots of yEd before closing and after restarting.

in Help by (370 points)
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Could you add two screenshots (one showing the docked components at the desired location and one showing the locations after restarting yEd) illustrating the problem?
As requested, I have just added a link to screenshots.

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Thanks for posting; this is also happening to me.

Edit: If it's useful, I was coming from v3.10.
I've found that deleting all my user prefs did the trick.
> deleting all my user prefs

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Also reproducible in 3.14. I'm about to get the latest version (3.14.2 at this time) and try again.

Update: ...Not fixed in 3.14.2. Arranged my docked dialogs as I want them and closed 3.14. Updated program (running standalone JAR on Windows) and reopened, dialogs are all dumped into a tabbed panel on the left side instead of how I left them. (Not 'Structure View' though...). Re-arranged and closed and re-opened again, and everything is once again piled up over on the left.

Now trying the 'delete user prefs' suggestion from the 05/27 comment.

Update update: Well there's no option in the UI called 'Delete Preferences' or any variation thereupon, but I tried 'Reset Layout' from the Windows menu, then recreated my desired layout, then restarted. It was discarded again. Also tried deleting "yed-3_5.layout" from my %AppData%\Roaming\yWorks\yEd, and even deleting everything from ...\yEd\, both to no avail.

by (260 points)
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No luck in 3.14.3 either. I wonder why it's working for everyone but us?
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Fixed as of yEd 3.20.1.
by [yWorks] (161k points)
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