About the main window

This topic describes the UI elements of the desktop client's main window.

Element Description
Menu bar Contains menus with all CM commands. The menus change depending on which content window you are working in. You can customize the menus by adding and removing menu commands. For details, see Customize menus and tool bar.
Toolbar Contains buttons for commonly used CM commands. The available buttons change depending on which content window you are working in. You can customize the toolbar by adding or removing buttons. For details, see Customize menus and tool bar.
Context toolbar

 Contains a group of settings that you make in relation to the current project or stream:

  • Work Area. The local work area where your workfiles are located.

  • Default Branch. The default branch of the project used when you check out items to create new revisions. Not displayed for streams.

  • Default Request. The request that by default is related to any new item revisions that you create. For details, see Work in content windows.

Navigation windows Contain icons that you use to open content windows. For details, see Work with navigation windows.
Content window

Displays different object lists and trees depending on your current task. A content window can contain:

  • Primary Object Window. Contains object(s) that were selected using the Navigation window.

  • Related Object Windows. Contains objects that are related to the selected primary object.

  • Object Tree Window. Contains design parts or project/stream folders organized in a tree structure. For more information, see Work in content windows.

Status bar Displays tool tips for toolbar buttons, your current login details, and the currently selected UI profile.

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