Revit: Finding a Missing Pop-up Window

Recently, I encountered once again a problem in accessing a pop-up window that supposes to be on your screen but nowhere to find. Because our office setting is you can move from one desk to another, you are free to choose where you want to sit. I had this problem in Revit 2018 and just recently when someone asked me to do some bit of work in Revit 2017, and I need to export a view, it happened again.

when you access a tool or command, you are supposed to see a dialogue box or pop-up window relating to that command, but the box/window doesn’t appear and it seems to lock your software? Believe me or not, in many cases, the dialogue box/pop-up window is open somewhere else, but it’s in the ghost screen, so it does not appear on your screen. I tried to locate it using [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Delete] but to no avail.

To solve this problem, you only need to press [Alt] + [Spacebar] then “M” from your keyboard and followed by your arrow keys or using your mouse.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.


Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, first night at Brisbane

After the long flight from London to Brisbane, we finally arrived at our hotel/apartment via couch will transport you from the airport to your hotel/apartment entrance. It cost us AUD31.00 by the way for 2 persons, single journey.

After arriving at the hotel/apartment, we were surprised! there was no one at the reception desk because the office hours end at 6 PM local time obviously. We arrived at 7:30 pm and we missed the BILT ANZ 2018 welcome function drinks.

In order for us to get in, we have to wait for someone from outside to come in with their building entrance access card and read the notice letter next to the Manager’s Office.

I called the number and the Manager, I guess, sent us back a text message of combination key to unlock the post box, just right next to the glass main entrance, where I can find an envelope with my welcome letter and building/designated room access card.

#selfservice #checkyourselfin

Here you’ll find some photos of the apartment: CODE APARTMENTS

Tomorrow will begin the first day of a 3-day BILT ANZ 2018 conference event and I am looking forward to learning new stuff.

The venue of the conference is just 8 minutes away from our hotel.


Oh, we missed our children in London. We hope they are having a good time with their uncles. I am so glad to have them around to help us to look after the children while we are away for 9 days. May God reward you back and continue to bless you.