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7  Toolbars

This section describes the toolbars and toolwindows you can find in the main window from syn. You can drag and dock all this toolbars and -windows to where you want. The program should restore your layout at startup.

7.1  Main toolbar

The Main toolbar is probably the toolbar with the most frequently used commands. It contains some important File (6.1), Edit (5.12) and Search (5.13) Commands.

7.2  Project toolbar

The Project toolbar contains only three buttons:
New Project:
Creates a new empty project. It prompts you to choose a filename for the project.
Open Project:
Opens an existing project, before you're prompted to choose a filename.
Projectoptions:
Shows a dialog (11) to setup some project settings.

7.3  Run toolbar

The Run toolbar contains the same commands as the Run menu (6.6).

7.4  Edit toolbar

This toolbar contains some Edit commands.

7.5  Script toolbar

The Script toolbar contains the same commands as the Script menu (6.7).

7.6  Tools toolbar

The Tools toolbar contains all configured Tools, to learn more about tools and how to configure see section 5.5. This toolbar and the Tools menu is only visible when there is at least one tool configured.

7.7  Window toolbar

The window toolbar contains some Window (6.9) commands.

7.8  File Explorer

The File Explorer (Figure 18) gives you a quick access to local files. It is similar to the tree of the Windows Explorer, but it shows also all files, not only the folders. For more information refer to 5.17. To show or hide the window bar use the "File Explorer" menu item in the "View" menu (6.4).

Figure 18: File Explorer

7.9  Workspace

The workspace (Figure 19) shows all currently opened files, categorized to whether a file is a member of the current project or an "External File". To open or activate a file double click on a file in the tree, or use the popup menu. To show or hide the workspace window use the "Workspace" menu item in the "View" menu (6.4). The Workspace window appears automatically when you load a project and you've activated "Show Workspace when loading this Project" in the project options.

Figure 19: Workspace

7.10  Output Window

The Output window shows the Output from a Console program (Figure 1) you've started with one of the Run commands or a tool, when you've activate "Capture Console". For more information refer to 5.1 or 5.5. It shows also the search results from the Find in Files (Figure 9) program, more about Find in Files is in section 5.13.4). To show or hide the Output Window use the "Output Window" Menuitem in the "View" Menu (6.4). The Output Window appears automatically when you start a tool, when you use the Run commands, or you start the Find in Files program.

7.11  Window Bar

The Window Bar is similar to the taskbar of Windows, it shows all opened windows, and you can active one by selecting a button in the Window bar. It has also a popup menu with some document and window related commands. When you invoke the popup menu using the right mouse button, the window is not activated, but the commands applies to the window from the button under the cursor. The "Show Active" menu item in this popup menu scrolls the tabs to the button from the active window, when there are to many buttons to display them all on the bar. If the font of a button has another color than black this means this document has been modified. To show or hide the Window Bar use the "Window Bar" menu item in the "View" menu (6.4).

7.12  Status Bar

The Status bar (Figure 20) shows some status information, which may be useful sometimes. To show or hide the Status bar use the "Status Bar" menu item in the "View" menu (6.4).
First Panel:
Shows a short help text when you move the mouse over a control, e.g. a menu item or toolbar button.
Second Panel:
Shows the current caret position. Doubleclick on it to show the Goto dialog.
Third Panel:
Shows the current Linebreak. Doubleclick on it to change the Linebreak.
Fourth Panel:
Shows whether the active document has been modified or not. Doubleclick on it to toggle the Modified flag manually whatever the real state of the file.
Fifth Panel:
Shows the editor status, it can have the text "Insert", "Overwrite" for insert or overwrite mode, "Read Only", when the document is read only and "Search ..." when you're in incremental search (5.13.3) mode.
Sixth Panel:
Shows the status of monitoring for external changes. More information is in Section 5.7.
Green:
It does monitoring.
Gray:
Monitoring is disabled.
Red:
It does not monitoring, this could be when the file does not exist.
Seventh Panel:
Indicated whether a Process is currently running which you've started with the Run commands, or a tool.

Figure 20: Status Bar and Window Bar



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