Windows

The Windows dialog selected from the Window menu allows us to open, close and manipulate windows, including docked or undocked windows  The dialog is enabled when at least one window is open.

 

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The Windows pane shares the same table-style, "grid" user interface used throughout Manifold where items are presented in rows and columns.  The subject of commands and actions is designated by:

 

 

 

 

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Close windows for selected items.

Switch to Window

Switch active window to the current list item.

Double-Click

Double-click on a list item to switch to that window.

Close

Close the Windows dialog.

 

 

Other Controls

 

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A dotted outline indicates the current item.

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Red background in a row indicates that item has been selected in the list.

Click

Click an item in the list to move the cursor onto that item, making it the current item.

Ctrl-click

Ctrl-click an item in the list to select or to de-select that item.

Ctrl-A, Ctrl-I

Ctrl-A is Select All, to select all items.  Ctrl-I is Select Inverse, to invert the selection.  A quick way to de-select all items is to do a quick Ctrl-A followed by a Ctrl-I.

Ctrl-spacebar

Select / Deselect current item.

Enter

Switch active window to the current list item.

Arrow Keys

Move current cell cursor up / down / left / right.

Ctrl-Home

Move current cell cursor to the top item.

Ctrl-End

Move current cell cursor to the bottom item.

Page Up

Page Down

Move current cell cursor up or down one page's worth.

Scroll bar

A vertical scroll bar appears when there are more items than can fit into the display.   Scrolling the display does not move the current cell cursor.

Scroll bar context menu

Right-clicking onto the scroll bar calls up a context menu:

 

  • Scroll Here - Drag the scroll bar handle to the spot right-clicked and scroll the display accordingly.

  • Top - Scroll the display to the top.

  • Bottom - Scroll the display to the bottom.

  • Page Up - Scroll the display up one page.

  • Page Down - Scroll the display down one page.

  • Scroll Up - Scroll the display up one row.

  • Scroll Down - Scroll the display down one row.

 

Notes

List order - The Windows dialog lists windows in the order in which their tabs would appear if the windows were all docked.   If we simply open windows without moving their tabs then their order will be the same as the order in which they were opened.

 

Windows, not Panes - The commands in this menu do not apply to panes, such as the Project pane, the Contents pane, or other panes such as the Layers Pane, Record Pane, Select Pane, Style Pane, or  Transform Pane, which are not windows but are panes.  

See Also

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