Rearranging the Atelier Workbench

Each perspective in the Atelier workbench has a default arrangement of the views it contains. You can modify this arrangement to better suit your way of working. If you want to restore the default state, select Window > Perspective > Reset Perspective.

The simplest change is to enter and exit full screen mode. Select Window > Toggle Full Screen from the main menu.

You can resize the viewing areas in the Atelier workbench. You can drag the border between each viewing area to increase or decrease its size. the following image shows the border between the area containing the Atelier Explorer and the Editor area about to be resized.

Resizing a view pane

The next image shows the result of dragging the border to the right.

View pane resized

You can move views to a new position in a view stack by clicking on the view tab and dragging it to the left or right. A grey line appears to indicate where the view will land when you release the mouse button. This indicator line is circled in red in the following image:

Reposition view

This image shows the Atelier Explorer in its new position between the Server Explorer and the Project Explorer:

View repositioned

In a similar way, you can drag a view into a different view stack. The same gray bar appears to show you where the view will drop.

You can also drag a view out of the view stack to create a new view area. Click on the view tab and drag to any of the four sides of the view area. Drop outlines appear to show you where the view will land when you complete the drop. The following image shows the Atelier Explorer view about to drop to the right of its previous location:

Create new view area

The next image shows the completed drop. Note that both view areas have their own maximize and minimize controls.

New view area

The next image shows the Atelier Explorer view about to drop below its previous location:

Reposition view below

You can also drag tabs in the Editor area to new locations. The following image shows two editor tabs next to each other in the Editor area:

Editor tabs next to each other

In addition, you can split a single editor so you can view two different parts of the same file. Select Window > Editor > Toggle Split Editor (Horizontal) or Window > Editor > Toggle Split Editor (Vertical). The next image shows the Atelier editor split horizontally:

Editor split

Note that this split does not create another tab.

You can also drag a view out of the Atelier window entirely. The following image shows the Atelier Explorer view being dragged to a position slightly above the window.

Dragging out a tab

The next image shows the completed action:

Completed drag out of a tab