It looks first screenshot is "correct" since the red "X" is not vertically centered to the dotted box in layout mode. The dotted box is a bit below "latest Inv" text.
Green "quote" text also moving vertically between 2 screenshots.
Do you really set the auto-resize option for the objects to default value "top and left" ?
The "x" is supposed to be in the center of the dotted box.
The pink numbers are way off in Image 1, and centered in Image 2.
Yes, I have selected top and left for the magnets....
As you say, it looks a complex layout but you are adding to it by your approach of trying to line up text objects and boxes. With all the layout tools at our disposal now you can combine the two objects into one—and the save the settings as a Style to reuse as needed:
If you do this you will also speed up layout rendering, because FM loads theme and style elements first, then unsaved elements last. Are all those coloured boxes also unsafe elements? This my in fact be why your layout takes two goes to load, and be nothing to do with last window closed at all.
thanks for that "keywords".
but that is not the solution.
There is an ISSUE here. There is a logical reason why the objects do not line up, and then two seconds later they DO line up. See?
The objects DO line up. They ARE lined up. I need to find out what is causing them to go off-kilter.
Suit yourself. All I was doing was pointing out: (1) another possible "logical reason" than the one you suspect is the cause; and (2) showing another method of achieving the same interface, which is almost certainly more efficient in modern versions of FM.