Here are more details on fine-tuning the sensitivity of tool palette Auto-hide rollup and rollout. Note that effective with AutoCAD 2010, the timer settings have moved to the individual running profile XML file. In AutoCAD 2009, they lived in the fixed profile XML file. Use a text editor such as Notepad to edit the appropriate XML file.
The fixed profile XML file is called FixedProfile.AWS and it resides here:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2009\R17.2\enu\Support\Profiles
The individual running profile XML file is called Profile.AWS. Each profile folder found at the location below has its own Profile.AWS file:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2010\R18.0\enu\Support\Profiles
Be sure to back up the file before you start editing it. Open the file in your text editor and search for this string: <AcApData>. It should be near the beginning of the file. Immediately after this string, paste in this text:
<PaletteRollupInfo PaletteRollupDelay="800" PaletteHoldopenDelay="4000"/>
The numbers in quotes control the values for the various delays, in milliseconds. The numbers shown above are the default values:
- Rollout delay: 1/10 second
- Rollup delay: 8/10 second
- Hold open delay: 4 seconds
Change these numbers as you wish. When you’re done, save and close the XML file. You will need to restart AutoCAD for your changes to take effect. Your changes will affect all tool palettes.