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
- 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
Figure 18: File Explorer
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
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
- 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.
- It does monitoring.
- Monitoring is disabled.
- 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