Rviz panel won't open

asked 2019-01-16 05:50:40 -0600

StevenCoral gravatar image

updated 2019-01-16 05:52:25 -0600

Hi all,

This might seem like a silly question but similar issues are probably shadowing my keyword search so I haven't been able to find a post with the same exact problem.

I am using ROS indigo on Ubuntu 14.04. Sometimes, when I launch a file, the Rviz opens up with one of the right/left (displays/camera) panels closed, and clicking the open/close arrows is unresponsive. Usually, I exit the run and relaunch the file, and it gets fixed. But there was one time I was not paying attention and accidentally saved the config file with the camera panel (right one) closed.

Now I cannot open it anymore when launching with that config file (other configs do work). I thought it might have something to do with the .cfg text but could not find the correct configuration (haven't changed anything yet). Does anyone know how to fix this without opening a whole new file and defining each display type from the beginning? I don't mind editing it manually.

Many thanks, Steve

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I thought it might have something to do with the .cfg text

Do you mean .rviz? .cfg for RViz configurations hasn't been used for quite some time.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-01-16 06:03:29 -0600 )edit

If I understood your question correctly, open Rviz and in a top panel where you can chose select, point, 2D Nav etc. right click should open a window where you can select side panels you are looking for. Just try a few until you find the one you previously closed.

Dyson sphere gravatar image Dyson sphere  ( 2019-01-16 08:25:47 -0600 )edit

gvdhoorn, I mean the my_configuraion.cfg file, which is placed inside my package folder instead of ~/.rviz

Dyson sphere - it actually worked! omg thank you. Never knew about that option. Clicking the arrow on the right would not open the views panel but your method did. Can be flagged as answer.

StevenCoral gravatar image StevenCoral  ( 2019-01-17 01:48:13 -0600 )edit

To further improve on my response, you can add additional panels through Rviz by going to Panels->Add New Panels where you should get a full list of available panels.

Dyson sphere gravatar image Dyson sphere  ( 2019-01-17 03:11:42 -0600 )edit