IDE Window: Desktops

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Desktops

Desktops expand the IDE configuration. They are containers for the following states:

  • IDE windows states, positions and sizes
  • Window page settings in the environment options
  • Completion window size
  • IDE Coolbar settings
  • Editor Toolbar settings
  • Component palette settings

For example, it is possible to make a desktop that shows Source Editor, Object Inspector and Messages windows.

A "Debug" desktop simplifies running an application for debugging. For example, the debug desktop can additionally show the "Call Stack" window and hide the object inspector and other windows that are not need when debugging.

Dialog "Manage desktops"

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This dialog can be called from the IDE's Tools menu. It allows to create/delete/rename desktops and choose any of them as debug desktop. It is also possible to export/import desktops to/from XML files.

If you see "grayed" listbox items, then such desktops are incompatible with the IDE's current docked/undocked state.