Changing the Window Layout

The managers display in a docked view by default. However, they can also be displayed as floating windows. The visibility, size, and position of each manager may also be changed.

Manager Visibility

Use the View | Display commands to show or hide the Object Manager, Property Manager, Script Manager, Worksheet Manager, and Status Bar. A check mark indicates the manager is displayed. An empty check box indicates the manager is closed. Alternatively, you can click the button in the title bar of the manager to close the manager window.

Auto-Hiding Managers

You can increase the plot document space by minimizing the managers with the Auto Hide feature. The manager slides to the side or bottom of the Grapher main window and a tab appears with the window name. To hide the manager, click the button in the upper right corner of the manager. When the manager is hidden, place the cursor directly over the tab to display the manager again. Click the button to return the manager to its docked position.

The Object Manager appears


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 Managers

Grapher has a docking mechanism that allows for easy docking of managers. Left-click the title bar of a manager and drag it to a new location while holding down the left mouse button. The docking mechanism displays arrow indicators as you move the manager around the screen. 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 allow the manager to be docked in the specified location. Double-click the title bar of a manager to switch between the docked and floating positions.

The docking mechanism makes it easy to position managers.


Tabbed Managers

To create tabbed managers:

  1. Left-click the title bar of the manager and drag over the other 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 Default 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