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# How to fix the figure plot always being above on the screen?

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Dear all friends,

When I generate a figure plot in matlab, how could we make the plot always being above on the screen?

It is unconvient when I debug my code row by row and the plot would be disappear, and I have to adjust the matlab window to make figure plot and matlab window being shown together.

is there any way to achieve the figure plot fixed above on the screen ?

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MJFcoNaN
on 4 Jul 2022

Hello,

You may set the figure property of WindowStyle to 'modal' :

f=figure;

f.WindowStyle='modal';

PS: 'docked' is another option if you don't want the figure always cover a part of screen.

Abhijit Nayak
on 4 Jul 2022

From your query, I can guess you want to position the plot graph at some point on the screen which would help you to debug your code.

Take the following example and I hope you can edit the pixel location according to your need.

f1= figure;

x=1:10;

y=sin(x);

plot(x,y);

figure(f1);

f1.Position(1:2)= [0 0]

For further information, check this out: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/figure.html

Shyam
on 4 Jul 2022

Hello YINGGANG

It is my understanding that you want to fix the figure plot on the screen , so that both the code and plot appear together and it will be easy for you to debug the code.

You can achieve this by reproducing the steps as follows :

1.You need to dock the figure window to matlab window using the dock option(curved arrow) given in figure window.

2.A seperate figure window will appear beside the editor window in the matlab.

3.Click and hold on the docked figures window titlebar and pull the cursor and adjust according to your convinience .

or alternatively you can use a live script where as you code and run , the results/plots appear to the right.So you can look at the code and the results at a time

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Walter Roberson
on 7 Jul 2022

If the code window is always the same size, then once you have manually positioned a figure once you can do

Nice_Figure_Position = get(gcf, 'Position');

and after that, every time you generate a new figure, you can do

set(gcf, 'Position', Nice_Figure_Position)

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