Using Views

Opening Views

Perspectives offer pre-defined combinations of views and editors. To open a view that is not included in the current perspective, select WindowShow View from the main menu bar.

You can create fast views to provide a shortcut to views that you use often.

After adding a view to the current perspective, you may wish to save your new layout by clicking WindowSave Perspective As.

Moving and Docking Views

To change the location of a view in the current perspective:

  1. Drag the view by its title bar. Do not release the left mouse button yet.

  2. As you move the view around the Workbench, the mouse pointer changes to one of the drop cursors shown in the table below. The drop cursor indicates where the view will be docked if you release the left mouse button. To see the drop cursor change, drag the view over the left, right, top, or bottom border of another view or editor.

  3. When the view is in the location that you want, relative to the view or editor area underneath the drop cursor, release the left mouse button.

  4. (Optional) If you want to save your changes, select WindowSave Perspective As from the main menu bar.

  5. Note that a group of stacked views can be dragged using the empty space to the right of the view tabs.