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Using Arduino => Installation & Troubleshooting => Topic started by: camdenl on Oct 15, 2013, 09:08 pm

Title: [SOLVED] cannot view serial monitor any longer
Post by: camdenl on Oct 15, 2013, 09:08 pm
I can no longer view the serial monitor, the window seems to exist but when  I click on it from the taskbar nothing happens.  I have installed the latest version of Java and reinstalled the Arduino IDE.

There was a similar problem here but no solution was posted:
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=147645.0

JAVA_HOME is in my program files...
Title: Re: cannot view serial monitor any longer
Post by: cmiyc on Oct 16, 2013, 12:35 am
1.  Locate the preferences.txt file (the path is shown in the "Preferences" window)
2.  Exit the IDE,
3.  search for "last.serial"
4. set it to something like:  last.serial.location=0,0,500,500
5.  restart the IDE

Make sure those numbers are something reasonable.  That should put it in the upper left corner if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: cannot view serial monitor any longer
Post by: camdenl on Oct 16, 2013, 12:52 am
Thanks so much, this was driving me crazy!