Changing the Window Layout

The managers display in a docked view by default; however, they can also be displayed as floating windows. The ribbon displays in full size by default; however, it can be displayed in a minimized view. The Quick Access Toolbar displays above the full size ribbon, but it can be displayed below the ribbon, as well. The visibility, size, and position of each manager may also be changed.


Manager Visibility

Use the View | Display commands to toggle the display of the Object Manager, Property Manager, Script Manager, Worksheet Manager, and Status Bar. Alternatively, you can click the button in the title bar of the Object Manager, Property Manager, Script Manager, or Worksheet Manager to close the manager window. If the Property Manager is currently closed, it can be opened by pressing the ALT+ENTER keys or double-clicking on an object.


Auto-Hiding Managers

Click the button to auto-hide a docked manager. The manager slides to the side or bottom of the Grapher main window and a tab appears with the window name.


The Object Manager appears

as a tab on the side of the window.


Position the mouse pointer over the tab to view the manager. Move your mouse away from the manager and the manager "hides" again. You can also click inside the manager to anchor it at its current position. Click in another manager to release the anchor and hide the manager. Click the button to disable the auto hide feature.



Drag the sides of a floating plot window, worksheet window, manager, toolbar, or menu bar to change its size. If a window or manager is docked, its upper and lower bounds are indicated by a or cursor. Move the cursor to change the size.



To change the position of a docked manager, click the title bar and drag it to a new location. A thick light gray rectangle indicates that the manager is floating.


Docking Mechanism

Left-click the title bar of a manager and drag it to a new location while holding the left mouse button. The docking mechanism displays with arrow indicators as you move the manager. If the manager can be tabbed with another manager, the center of the docking mechanism will include a tabbed indicator.


The docking mechanism makes

it easy to position managers.


When the cursor touches one of the docking indicators in the docking mechanism, a blue rectangle shows the window docking position. Release the left mouse button to dock the manager in the specified location.


Alternatively you can double-click the title bar of a manager to switch between the docked and floating styles.


Tabbed Managers

To create tabbed managers:

  1. Left-click and drag the manager over the non-moving manager. A docking mechanism will be displayed.

  2. Hover the cursor over the center of the docking mechanism. The blue rectangle shows where the tabbed manager will display.

  3. Release the mouse button.


To return to individual managers from the tabbed view:

  1. Click on the manager's name on the tab.

  2. Drag the tab to a new position.


 Click on the manager's tab and drag the cursor

to a new position to separate the managers.


Restoring the Managers to Their Original Locations

If the managers have moved or become invisible, or if they are in undesired locations, you can use the View | Display | Reset Windows command to move them back to their original locations. You must restart Grapher for the changes to take effect.




See Also

Property Manager

Object Manager

Worksheet Manager

Reset Windows

Display Managers