User Interface Elements

This topic provides you with some basic information about managing your environment workspace. Environment workspace consists of toolbars, tool windows, menus, and document area. To personalize menus and toolbars and to adjust their behavior to your needs, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and click Customize.

Document Area

Document area is typically displays SQL code or diagrams. Document area size can be manipulated by resizing docked tool windows. To free more space for documents, you can put docked tool windows to auto-hide mode by clicking the pushpin icon on the title bar of the window.

You can arrange documents in tab groups in document area. To create a tab group or move document to another tab group just drag a document to a drop point. Dragging a document to an arrow drop point will create new tab group; dragging it to the tab group central drop point will move the document to this tab group.

Multiple documents can be organized into horizontal or vertical tab groups for organizing a workspace for working with several documents at the same time. New document tab group can be created either by dragging document to the required place or by selecting New Horizontal Tab Group or New Vertical Tab Group on the document header shortcut menu.

Documents can be moved between tab groups by dragging-n-dropping or by selecting required command on the shortcut menu. You can expand a tab group to the whole document area and restore document tab groups’ sizes by selecting Prominent on the document header shortcut menu.

Switching Between Windows

This topic contains some information about how to switch between documents and tool windows.

To cycle through open documents, use CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB key combinations. Press CTRL+TAB to switch to previously used document. Pressing CTRL+TAB again will return you to current document. Hit TAB key while holding the CTRL key to cycle through recent documents stack. You can also use CTRL+SHIFT+TAB combination to browse documents in another direction.

To navigate from the current document tab to the next tab, use CTRL+ALT+PGDOWN key combination. To navigate from the current document tab to the previous tab, use CTRL+ALT+PGUP key combination.

You can also switch between documents in the following ways.

  • By clicking document titles.
  • By clicking the down arrow near the right upper corner of the document area and selecting document name on the menu that appears.
  • By selecting a document on the Window menu.
  • By selecting a document in the Windows dialog and clicking the Activate button.

To activate a tool window, use its shortcut key.