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SONARWIZ 7.09
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Docking Windows

 
SonarWiz has a large number of windows/displays that can be attached (docked) to the main user interface or may be allowed to float freely anywhere on the desktop (outside of the user interface).
 
Each Window has a right-click context sensitive dialog that is accessed by right-clicking on the top bar of the individual window.
 
Each function within the context sensitive dialog is discussed below.
 
To Make Floating Window:
Left-click and dragging the top bar of the window to a free area on the User Interface or Desktop or Select Floating in the right-click context sensitive menu
 
To Make a Docked Window:
Left-click and dragging the top bar of the window to a docking point within the User Interface; or Select Docking in the right-click context sensitive menu
 
Docking Points
Docking Points are the small icons that appear when a window's top bar is being left-clicked and dragged. Bringing the cursor over one of these docking points causes a shaded area to appear representing exactly where the window will be docked if/when the left-mouse button is released.
 
 
 
Single Docking Points point to the position of the main User Interface open to receive the current window being left-clicked and dragged.
 
Multi-Docking Points offer up to five points where the current window being left-clicked and dragged may be placed. The four primary docking points, at the top, right, bottom and left (12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions), represent the four sides of the main User Interface whereas the center docking point represents adding the window to a stacked and tabbed area – See Stackable Windows.
 
To Auto Hide a Docked Window;
 
1. The window or display must first be docked
2.  left-click on the vertical thumb-tack located beside the close window “X” at the top-right of the window or by right-clicking on the top bar of the window and selecting Auto Hide.
 
 
Auto Hiding a window means that when another section of the screen is made active (by a left or right-click for example) the window will slide closed against the side to which it is docked.
 
A window that is Auto Hidden is indicated by its name at the extreme edge of the User Interface where the Window is docked. Clicking on the name will make the window reappear.
 
A Window that has Auto Hide enabled cannot be moved. Auto Hide must be turned off prior to dragging a window to a new location.
 
To turn off Auto Hide either:
·       Left-click on the horizontal thumb-tack and Auto Hide will be disabled and the thumb-tack will return to its original vertical position; or
·       Left-click on “ Auto Hide ” in the right-click context sensitive menu
 
To close a window:
Left-clicking the “X” at the right side of the top bar of the window or Deselect the window in the Toolbars or Sensor Graphs in the Data Displays Command Group.
 

Adding a Window/Display

 
Windows and Displays are normally added using the Data Displays Command Group within the View Menu . See the View Menu for a complete discussion on all windows and displays available and their functions.

Example: Adding and Moving a Window (Dock and Free Floating)

 

1.     A display or window that is opened will automatically be placed where it was during its previous instance, or if it is being opened for the first time it will go to a system default position. In the figure below the Output Message Log opened in its last location which was at the bottom of the User Interface.
2.     The user may move a window or display by left-clicking and holding the top bar of the window. A Window that has Auto Hide Enabled cannot be moved. Auto Hide must be turned off prior to dragging a window to a new location. (See the “ Turn off Auto Hide ” above).
 
 
3.     Moving the cursor over a docking point and hovering (without releasing the button) causes the corresponding Docking Area to become highlighted in blue.
 
 
4.     Moving the cursor over a docking point and releasing will cause the window to dock in the associated quadrant.
 
 
5.     If the left mouse button is released when the cursor is not over a docking point then the window becomes free-floating, anywhere on the PC Desktop.
 
 
 

Multiple Docked Windows

 
More than one window may be active and docked in one area. For example the image below shows a total of four docked windows within the User Interface, some of which are stackable i.e. may be stacked on top of other windows.
 
 
Note: Not all windows may be stacked such as the Waterfall Display . When dragging a window, the Docking Points will indicate where the window may be placed and whether or not stacking is allowed
 

Stackable Windows

 
Windows that are stackable may also be docked on-atop-the-other thus creating a tabbed pages with each stacked window being represented by a tab.