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Windows, Tabs & Views

A Tinderbox (TBX) document has a single two-paned document window by default, with two tabs. Your work in Tinderbox takes place in one of the two main panes of a document window, the View pane and the Text pane:

The Text pane (right-hand) represents the pre-v6 text window for a note. It holds the note title, optional Displayed Attributes, and the note's text ($Text). Alternate sub-tabs of this pane show the raw mark-up of the note as exported via HTML (marked-up) Export and the same in web browser preview form.

Some View pane views show only a narrow context, e.g. Map view, whilst others (by default) show the document's hierarchical structure such as Outline, Chart or Treemap views.

All new document windows always have a Map view (tab #1, selected by default) and Outline (tab #2). However, users are free to use as many or as few view types as their work or particular projects demand. Not all users will need to use every view type.

A small number of secondary view and windows from earlier Tinderbox designs have become pop-over dialogs (and thus essentially modal), although a few such pop-overs 'torn off' text windows can be created, by dragging them to become stand-alone windows. Pop-over offering this affordance do so with a double rectangle icon in their top right corner. Stand alone text windows show the contents of a note's Displayed Attributes and $Text, but lack some text pane affordances such as the link well, title bar and Preview/HTML tabs.

Multiple document windows may be open while working in Tinderbox as well as torn-off windows and the Inspector. They can show the same or different parts of your document. It is also possible have multiple windows open for more than one TBX document. Thus, if more than one document is open at a time, the windows from each/every document are be open at the same time. This can be useful when trying out new code techniques, to avoid doing potentially disruptive tests on a primary work document.