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Tabs and the tab bar

The window tabs are placed at the top of the document window.

Link park. The circle at the left end of the tab is the link park. If dragging a link from a note in either of the view panes and the target is not visible, drag the link to the parking circle. The circle will then show a green fill. More on link parking.

Tab(s). The man part of the bar is taken up with one or more tabs. The selected tab is differentiated by making it sit in front of the tabs either side of it. The tabs will will expand or contract in width so they fill the tab bar width. If the window is narrow or there are many tabs and the full title cannot fit on the tab the title is clipped and closed with an ellipsis. The tab can be closed by the 'x' icon at its top left. When the active tab, all types except Attribute Browser, show a n 'i' icon top right which opens the views properties pop-over.

Tab right-click context menu:

Opening and Closing Tabs

New tabs are added using the button at the right end of the tab bar. A new tab created this way always re-uses the current tabs's context (i.e. container on which the tab's main view is focused. The new tab is always added at the right end of the existing tabs.

Tabs can be dragged to re-order them in the tab bar. Tabs cannot be dragged between document windows (even of the same parent document).

To close a tab place the cursor over the top left of a tab's icon and a small 'x' button will appear in its top corner. Click this to close the tab. On closing, the rightmost remaining tab will take focus.

From v6.3.0 the tab bar may be hidden (View ▸ Tabs ▸ Show Tabs). The hidden tab bar is “spring loaded”: when the mouse moves near the top of the window the tab bar will be revealed and remain until the mouse moves away. From v6.5.0, moving away hides the tab bar again, but only after a brief delay; this delay lets you use the breadcrumb bar if you wish.

Tab Info Widgets

From v6.3.0, Tab - with the exception of attribute Browser - have a 'i' icon on the top right of the tab. For Map/Chart/Outline views this opens the Edit Background properties pop-over. For Treepmap view, it opens the Treemap Properties pop-over. For Timeline view, it opens the Timeline Settings properties pop-over.

Auto-hiding the Tab bar

From v6.3.0, the tab bar may be hidden (View ▸ Tab ▸ Show Tabs). When hidden, tab bar is "spring loaded" such that when the mouse cursor moves near the top of the window the tab bar will be revealed and remain until the mouse moves away.

A Tinderbox Reference File : Windows : Document Window : Tabs and the tab bar