The View Menu contains commands that display or hide windows. The
commands on the menu are:
- Manage Windows --
Displays a submenu of window-management choices, mostly affecting the
currently-selected window. Among the choices are
Iconize: Turns the currently selected IDE window into an icon.
This may be useful for getting an IDE window out of the way
temporarily without actually closing it. See state.
Restore: If the selected IDE window is maximized, unmaximizes
that window. Otherwise returns an iconized IDE window (if any) to its
previous state (normal or maximized). See state.
Maximize: Resizes the selected window so that it fills the
screen, or to some other area as determined by a track-limits method.
Destroy: Closes the selected window. This command calls
close to guarantee
that the window is closed, whereas File | Close Window calls user-close, where
particular user-close methods may instead
decide to merely hide the window or do nothing.
Moves the frontmost IDE window to the back. This may be
useful for getting a window out of the way without actually closing
Unbury: Moves the backmost IDE window to the front. This may be
useful for retrieving a window shortly after burying it.
Show Second: Moves the IDE window that is just behind the
frontmost window to the front. The keyboard shortcut
Ctrl-Alt-J) is handy for quickly switching back
and forth between two IDE windows.
Show Third: Moves the third-frontmost IDE window to the front.
The keyboard shortcut (
Ctrl-Alt-K) is handy for
quickly switching between three IDE windows.
Show Fourth: Moves the fourth-frontmost IDE window to the
front. The keyboard shortcut (
Ctrl-Alt-L) is handy
for quickly switching between four IDE windows.
Initialize Window Location: Moves and resizes the currently
selected IDE tool window to its default position and size. The
default position and size are adapted to the current size of the
single IDE parent window when the use-ide-parent-window option is true, or to the
size of the screen otherwise.
Initialize All Window Locations: Moves and resizes all IDE tool
windows to their default positions and sizes. This can be used to make
the various IDE tool windows fit into a smaller parent IDE window, or
to retrieve windows that have gotten shifted out of the interior of
the parent window, or simply to tidy up the window
arranagement. See also the Shift All Windows Into View
Shift All Windows Into View: If any IDE tool windows are partly
or totally outside of the IDE parent window (or off the screen if the
is false), then this command will shift them fully into view. If any
windows are wider than the the available space, they will also be
resized smaller. This is another way to retrieve "lost" windows (in
addition to Initialize All Window Locations above, but this
method maintains the current window positions and sizes as much as
possible, unlike Initialize All Window Locations.
Scroll IDE Down: scrolls the entire IDE interior downward by a
portion of one page. Scrolling the IDE may be useful for placing
various groups of windows in different areas of the scrollable IDE
canvas. Using another menu command to select an IDE tool window will
also scroll the IDE interior to fully show the selected window. This
command and the following three are present only when
option is enabled (as it is by default). They will have an
effect only if the ide-page-size option is set to a size that is
larger than the IDE interior (which it is not by default).
Scroll IDE Up: scrolls the IDE interior upward.
Scroll IDE Left: scrolls the IDE interior leftward.
Scroll IDE Right: scrolls the IDE interior rightward.
- Console --
Displays the Console window.
- New Listener --
Opens a listener as an additional pane in the Debug window. The new
listener will run in a separate thread, named
X where X is a number. You can close the new
listener with the
File | Close
Pane while the listener is the selected
window, or by clicking on the close box (the control labelled with an
X in the upper right).
- Toolbars --
Toggles between displaying and hiding the toolbars on the Project
Window. Checked if they are currently displayed.
- Status Bar --
Toggles displaying and hiding the status bar on the Project
Window. Command is checked if the status bar is currently visible.
- Background Window -- This command (which will appear only if the
configuration option is
nil) displays a
background window below IDE windows to prevent displays from other
applications from showing through. Clicking right over the background
window displays a menu showing other visible IDE windows and allowing
the background window to be maximized (to cover the screen) or
unmaximized (just big enough to be a background for windows other than
the Project Window). Also on that menu is a Save All command with the
same effect as the Save All command on the
File menu. On GTK,
the background window is always there.
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Documentation for Allegro CL version 10.0. The object described on this page has been modified in the 10.0 release; see the Release Notes.