As I wrote the new Dashboard Layer Control post I noticed all that blank space above the Layer State control. I use the layer off, freeze, lock controls on the former Layers II Toolbar often and thought they’d fit in there nicely. Before 2008 that would have remained a “wish” as the Dashboard Control Panels were off limits for customisation but now you can edit them yourself. If you don’t like the layout, change it!
The screen capture below is not intended as a complete guide to CUI customisation but shows the process to add tools to the control panel of your choice*. Locate the panel in the CUI dialog and drag the tool to the “Row” you want it to appear in. Dashboard Panel “Rows” in the CUI correspond with the vertical control arrangement within the panel and the tool order controls the left/right arrangement. You can apply changes at any time, to see your progress on the panel, then continue editing. Once happy with your new layout OK to save changes and exit the dialog
* If you’re not a stand-alone user it would pay to check with your CAD Manager before trying this as your work maybe un-done by profile management tools next time you logon.