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SYNCHRO Workspace

 


 

·The Title Bar displays the name of the project file currently opened
Tip:A read-only project file, will have "(read-only)" after the filename...
·The Quick Access Toolbar is at the top of the screen.
·The Ribbons of command icons are below the Quick Access Toolbar.
 
By hovering the mouse cursor over an icon, a short description is displayed in a tool-tip.
·Definable combinations of Windows make up most of the SYNCHRO interface.
 
The Main central window is typically a Gantt Chart, other options are available via the Main tab:
 
and a 3D Window is usually displayed below.

A Task Properties window is typically displayed on the right.

Note: An explanation of each button and/or panel within the Navigator and Task Properties windows is available by a right-click on the title bar or heading and then selecting Help.

Context menus are available (via a right-click) within most Windows.

Windows Management

Each window is a docking window that can be undocked and re-docked by double-clicking in the windows' title bar, and opened or closed based on user preference.

As a window is being moved (by dragging its title bar), with the Look & Feel option for Smart Docking enabled,  placement icons are presented, both in the centre of the window containing the cursor and near the limits of the SYNCHRO window.   When the cursor is over one of these icons, a portion of the screen is shaded to indicate a proposed new location for the window - should the left mouse button be released.

The central icon will add the window being moved as a tab at the bottom the window in which the icons are displayed.

The 4 outer central icons propose a window which extends only up to the limits of the window in which the icons are displayed.

The 4 icons near the limits of the SYNCHRO window (of which the lower is shown, to the left) propose a window which extends up to the limits of the SYNCHRO window.

Windows accessed via tabs (such as the Main windows) can be undocked (i.e. created as an independent window) by dragging the corresponding tab.   Windows (without tabs) can be added as a Main window tab by right-clicking in their title bar and then selecting Move to Main Tab. Window tabs can be reordered by dragging.

The windows have symbols top right of their title bar which are, respectively, Window Position, Auto Hide and Close.  Auto Hide is a toggle setting which presents a window instead as a highlighted side bar, which, when the cursor is positioned over, temporarily redisplays the window, thereby preserving permanent screen space typically for the Main and 3D windows.

 

Related Topics:

Ribbons

Menus

Toolbars

Windows