Note for v4.0.3+:
If you're having trouble with touch not registering correctly in pop out panel when using software such as Spacedesk as remote monitor, you can increase "Touch Down Touch Up Delay" in Pop Out Panel Manager preferences => Touch settings to a value above 40ms or higher to compensate for network latency depending on your computer/network speed.
Pop Out Panels in MSFS
MSFS Pop Out Panel Manager is an application for MSFS 2020 which helps pop out, save and position pop out panels to be used by utilities such as Sim Innovations Air Manager or to place pop out panels onto your screen or another monitor at predetermined locations automatically. In MSFS, by holding RIGHT ALT + LEFT CLICKING some instrumentation panels, these panels will pop out as floating windows that can be moved to a different screen location or different monitor. But this needs to be done every time you start a new flight. In MSFS since SU12, there is the capability to remember size and position of pop outs but this feature is sometimes unreliable and you still need to manually pop these panels out. MSFS Pop Out Panel Manager solves this problem by enabling automatic pop out of panels when flight starts and can be configured per aircraft.
Touch Enabled Panel
Currently, MSFS lacks touch capability for pop out panels which are being used on touch screen or on tablet. If you're using pop out panel such as GTN750, KingAir PFD/MFD, or other in game touch screen capable panel (panels that can be operated with a mouse), or built-in panels such as ATC, checklist, you can add touch capability to these panels.
- Display resolution independent. Supports 1080p/1440p/4k display and ultrawide displays.
- Support multiple user defined aircraft profiles to save panel locations to be recalled later.
- Intuitive user interface to defined location of panels to be popped out.
- Added automatic game refocus capability when using pop out. (MSFS bug where flight control is disabled when mouse is on the pop out)
- Enable touch support for pop outs on touch capable display (direct connected monitor or on tablet using tool such as SpaceDesk).
- Auto Pop Out feature. The application will detect active aircraft and activate the corresponding profile when starting a new flight session.
- Cold Start feature. Instrumentation panels can be popped out even when they're not powered on (for G1000 / G1000 NXi planes only).
- Auto Panning feature remembers the cockpit camera angle when you first define the pop out panels. You can now pan, zoom in, and zoom out to identify offscreen panels and the camera angle will be saved and reused. This feature requires the use of Ctrl-Alt-0 keyboard binding to save custom camera view per plane configuration. (Can be configured to use 0 through 9). If the keyboard binding is currently being used. The auto-panning feature will overwrite the saved camera view if enabled.
- Fine-grain control in positioning of panels down to pixel level.
- Panels can be configured to appear always on top, with title bar hidden, or stretch to full screen mode.
- Auto disable Track IR when pop out starts.
- Auto activate Active Pause when pop out starts.
- User-friendly features such as application always on top, auto start, minimized to tray with keyboard shortcuts.
- Auto update feature. Application can auto-update itself when new version becomes available.
- Experimental: A simple HUD Bar with stop watch and sim rate functions for generic aircraft or PMDG 737 aircraft.
How to Install
Just unzip the package to a folder of your choice on your computer and run "MSFSPopoutPanelManager.exe". This application uses x64 version of SimConnect and you maybe require to install VC++ redistributable 2015-2022 x64 Microsoft VC++ 2015-2022 redistributable x64 on your computer.
How to Use
Please follow forum thread at Flightsimulator.com for ongoing discussion regarding this project. Also please feel free to suggest or recommend features or fixes that will make this tool even better!
If you have any issue regarding this tool, please report it in my GitHub page with information for troubleshooting such as screenshots and attach the error.log in the installation folder.
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