When opening the metadata editor, ArcCatalog seems to lose focus and freezes.
The metadata editor may have opened off the viewable screen.
▪ In ArcGIS 10, this should only be a potential problem when using the FGDC Metadata Editor add-in.
Solution or Workaround
Use keyboard combinations to bring the metadata editor window back onto the viewable screen.
- To verify that the editor window has opened off screen, press Alt+F4 on the keyboard. If a confirmation dialog box appears, click Yes.
- Launch the metadata editor again. This time, press Shift+Alt+Spacebar, then the letter 'M'. Use the arrow keys until the editor window appears back on screen, then press Enter.