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I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer also about to run my system which is basically the same as yours.
I cannot get to my system to confirm this answer so try keybord keys "Ctrl W" so that you get the out of cockpit view.
To solve your other problems have a look at the following link from Russ Barlow. Russ has been and currently is working with the AirManager developers to create a better sytstem.. The link is https://www.youtube.com/user/srbarlow/videos
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