Using the Panels System
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The first thing to learn about the user interface is the Explorer Bar. You can find it as a vertical bar at the far left-hand side of the main window. The Explorer Bar allows you to display (open) or hide (close) different panels in the application, with each type of panel represented by an icon tab in the bar. To open a panel, just click once on the icon. To close a panel, click on the active icon again. Each of the icons will display their name when you hover (by pausing the mouse) over the icon.
The entries in the Explorer Bar are:
By default the left area of IDimager is configured to close any existing open panels when you open a new panel. However, by holding down the [Ctrl] key while clicking on an Explorer Bar icon, IDimager will keep the existing panel(s) open when opening a new panel. In this way you can have multiple panels opened at the same time, allowing you to work with several main features of the program simultaneously.
Floating and docking panels
Each panel can be dragged “out” of the Explorer Bar. Once dragged out, the panel becomes “floated”. To float a panel, click the panel's caption bar (its header or title bar) and drag it to a different on-screen position. If you use a dual monitor system, IDimager will also allow you to drag panels to the second monitor. Floated panels can remain floating while the application is running, and IDimager will remember and restore their on-screen positions when you restart the application.
A panel can be docked in IDimager in four different positions: the far-left, the far-right, the top, and the bottom of the screen. To dock a panel to a new location, just click the panel's caption bar, drag it to any of these screen locations, and then release the mouse. You can also drag several panels to the same dock area (left, right, top, bottom) to "stack" the panels. The panel stack order will correspond to the order in which the panels where dragged into the screen location. To remove a panel in its stack, just drag it to its new location and release the mouse. The screen sample below displays a stack of panels at the right side dock-area of the screen.
When more than one panel is stacked in a dock area, then each panel will display three icons in the upper right corner of the panel title. These buttons allow you to minimize the panel, maximize the panel, or close the panel. When a panel is minimized, the first button will change to the restore icon and clicking on that icon will reset the panel to its previous state.