Removing all dockable windows makes PV unusable
This issue was created automatically from an original Mantis Issue. Further discussion may take place here.
Try this. Close all of the dockable windows in PV, including the Pipeline Browser and Object Inspector. Now close PV and restart. For some reason, the view menu (as well as several others) are disabled. It is thus impossible to restore the Object Inspector. You can create a source, but without the Object Inspector, you cannot apply it. The only way to restore PV is to delete or modify the users ParaView*.ini file. Even uninstalling and reinstalling PV does not help.
Probably the easiest fix to the problem is to disallow closing either the Pipeline Browser or the Object Inspector. These two windows are so critical to the operation of PV that there seems to be little value in allowing the user to get rid of them, and it can be pretty confusing to a novice when they are gone.