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The '''Window''' submenu on the [[Main menu]] provides the following options (only at middle and professional [[Levels]]):  
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The '''Window''' submenu on the [[main menu]] provides the following options (only at '''Middle''' or higher [[Glossary:Level|levels]]):  
  
 
== Window menu items ==
 
== Window menu items ==
  
=== Dock ===
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=== Themes ===
  
*'''Dock''' (''Ctrl+Alt+F11'') - show or hide the [[Toolbar dock|toolbar docking window]] (this window is also used to dock the [[Main menu]])  
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*'''Themes''' - choose a theme that makes SuperMemo look best for you (see the video at the bottom of this page)
  
=== Toolbars ===
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=== Layout ===
  
*'''Toolbars''' - decide which toolbars are visible
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*'''Layout''' - management of [[Glossary:Layout|layouts]] that determine where SuperMemo windows and toolbars are placed:
**'''Read''' - show or hide the '''Read''' toolbar
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**'''Layout manager''' - open a layout manager that makes it possible to select, apply, save or delete [[Glossary:Layout|layouts]]
**'''Compose''' - show or hide the '''Compose''' toolbar
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**'''Apply default layout''' (''Ctrl+F5'') - restore the windows layout last saved with '''Layout : Save as default''' (below)
**'''Format''' - show or hide the '''Format''' toolbar
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**'''Warrior layout''' (''F5'') - arrange windows in the way optimized for the use of [[Glossary:Incremental_reading|incremental reading]]. Compare: '''[[File menu|File]] : [[File menu#Level|Level]] : Warrior layout'''  
**'''Time''' - show or hide the '''Time''' toolbar
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**'''<span id="Classic">Classic</span> layout''' - arrange windows in the manner known from [http://super-memory.com/english/sms.htm early versions of SuperMemo], i.e. with the [[Statistics|'''Statistics''' window]] conveniently aligned to the left of the [[element window]]. This arrangement is useful when you make repetitions and like to constantly follow the progress of learning. You can make this [[Glossary:Layout|layout]] permanent with '''Layout : Save as default''' (below)
**'''Tools''' - show or hide the '''Tools''' toolbar
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**'''Save custom layout''' - save the current windows layout under a selected name
**'''Actions''' - show or hide the '''Actions''' toolbar
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**'''Save as default''' (''Shift+Ctrl+F5'') - save the current layout of windows as your default [[Glossary:Layout|layout]]. Each time you enter the currently used [[Glossary:Collection|collection]], this [[Glossary:Layout|layout]] will be used
**'''Dock toolbars''' (''Alt+F5'') - place all toolbars in the [[Toolbar dock|toolbar docking window]]
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**'''Background color''' - set the color of the background window displayed with '''Window : Background''' (above). Setting the background color is the fastest way of differentiating between [[Glossary:Collection|collections]] (e.g. main collection, working copy, backup, test collection, family member's copy, etc.)
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**'''Background picture''' - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo background (if set with '''Window : Background''' above)
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**'''About picture''' - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo splash screen as well as in '''[[Help menu|Help]] : [[Help menu#About|About]]'''
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=== Hints ===
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*'''Hints''' - turn on or turn off displaying [[Glossary#hint|hints]] when the mouse pauses over buttons. In addition, this option affects whether the [[status bar]] shows the hints when the mouse pauses over a menu option
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=== Contents ===
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*'''Contents''' (''Alt+C'') - select the current [[Glossary:Element|element]] in the [[Contents|'''Contents''' window]]  
  
 
=== Status bar ===
 
=== Status bar ===
  
*'''Status bar''' - show or hide the [[Status bar]] (at the bottom of the screen)  
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*'''Status bar''' - show or hide the [[status bar]] (at the bottom of the screen)
  
 
=== Background ===
 
=== Background ===
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*'''Background''' (''Ctrl+Alt+F10'') - show or hide the background behind windows used by SuperMemo (to minimize distraction caused by background applications)  
 
*'''Background''' (''Ctrl+Alt+F10'') - show or hide the background behind windows used by SuperMemo (to minimize distraction caused by background applications)  
  
=== Hints ===
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=== Statistics ===
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*'''Statistics''' - show the window with the main [[Statistics|learning process statistics]] in the currently opened [[Glossary:Collection|collection]]
  
*'''Hints''' - turn on or turn off displaying [[Glossary#hint|hints]] when the mouse pauses over buttons. In addition, this option affects whether the [[status bar]] shows the hints when the mouse pauses over a menu option
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=== Element data ===
  
=== Select ===
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*'''[[Element data]]''' - show the window with the statistics of the currently displayed [[Glossary:Element|element]]
  
*'''Select'''
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=== Hide SuperMemo ===
**'''Category''' - select the category combo-box on the [[Tools toolbar|'''Tools''' toolbar]]
 
**'''Tasklist''' - select the tasklist combo-box on the '''Tools''' toolbar
 
**'''Contents element''' (''Alt+C'') - select the current element in the [[Contents window]]
 
**'''Next window''' (''Ctrl+F6'') - activate the next window on the SuperMemo desktop
 
  
=== Layout ===
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*'''Hide SuperMemo''' (''Shift+Ctrl+G'') - hide SuperMemo from view and move its icon from the taskbar to the notification area near the system clock (''notification area'' is colloquially known as the system tray). This option is particularly useful if you use '''[[Toolkit menu|Toolkit]] : [[Plan]]''' to organize your day. This way you can hide SuperMemo from view and focus on activity at hand. SuperMemo will then automatically reappear towards the end of the slot. If you pause your mouse over the SuperMemo icon in the notification area, you will be able to see how much time is left until the end of the activity when the alarm is raised.
  
*'''Layout''' - management of layouts that determine where SuperMemo windows and toolbars are placed:
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=== Custom layout list ===
**'''Layout manager''' - open a layout manager that makes it possible to select, apply, save or delete layouts
 
**'''Apply default layout''' (''Ctrl+F5'') - restore the windows layout last saved with '''Layout&nbsp;: Save as default''' (below)
 
**'''Warrior layout''' (''F5'') - arrange windows in the way optimized for the use of [[Incremental reading]]. Compare: '''[[File menu|File]]&nbsp;: Level&nbsp;: Warrior'''
 
**'''<span id="Classic">Classic</span> layout''' - arrange windows in the manner known from [http://supermemo.com/english/sms.htm early versions of SuperMemo], i.e. with [[Statistics window|statistics windows]] conveniently aligned to the left of the [[Glossary#element_window|element window]]. This arrangement is useful when you make repetitions and like to constantly follow the progress of learning. You can make this layout permanent with '''Layout&nbsp;: Save as default''' (below)
 
**'''Save custom layout''' - save the current windows layout under a selected name
 
**'''Save as default''' (''Shift+Ctrl+F5'') - save the current layout of windows as your default layout. Each time you enter the currently used collection, this layout will be applied
 
**'''Background color''' - set the color of the background window displayed with '''Window&nbsp;: Background''' (above). Setting the background color is the fastest way of differentiating between collections (e.g. main collection, working copy, backup, test collection, family member's copy, etc.)
 
**'''Background picture''' - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo background (if set with '''Window&nbsp;: Background''' above)
 
**'''About picture''' - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo splash screen as well as in '''[[Help menu|Help]]&nbsp;: About'''
 
  
=== Hide SuperMemo ===
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*'''1-9''' - choose one of up to nine custom [[Glossary:Layout|layouts]] defined earlier and saved with '''Save custom layout'''. The selected [[Glossary:Layout|layout]] automatically becomes the default layout
  
*'''Hide SuperMemo''' (''Shift+Ctrl+G'') - hide SuperMemo from view and move its icon from the taskbar to the notification area near the system clock (''notification area'' is colloquially known as the system tray). This option is particularly useful if you use '''[[Tools menu|Tools]]&nbsp;: [[Schedule manager|Plan]]''' to organize your day. This way you can hide SuperMemo from view and focus on an activity at hand. SuperMemo will then automatically reappear towards the end of the slot. If you pause your mouse over the SuperMemo icon in the notification area, you will be able to see how much time is left until the end of the activity when the alarm is raised.
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== Videos ==
  
=== Custom layout list ===
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Exemplary skin types (themes) used in SuperMemo 18 ('''Window : Themes'''):
  
*'''1-9''' - choose one of up to nine custom layouts defined earlier and saved with '''Save custom layout'''. The selected layout automatically becomes the default layout
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Latest revision as of 20:49, 4 June 2019

The Window submenu on the main menu provides the following options (only at Middle or higher levels):

Window menu items

Themes

  • Themes - choose a theme that makes SuperMemo look best for you (see the video at the bottom of this page)

Layout

  • Layout - management of layouts that determine where SuperMemo windows and toolbars are placed:
    • Layout manager - open a layout manager that makes it possible to select, apply, save or delete layouts
    • Apply default layout (Ctrl+F5) - restore the windows layout last saved with Layout : Save as default (below)
    • Warrior layout (F5) - arrange windows in the way optimized for the use of incremental reading. Compare: File : Level : Warrior layout
    • Classic layout - arrange windows in the manner known from early versions of SuperMemo, i.e. with the Statistics window conveniently aligned to the left of the element window. This arrangement is useful when you make repetitions and like to constantly follow the progress of learning. You can make this layout permanent with Layout : Save as default (below)
    • Save custom layout - save the current windows layout under a selected name
    • Save as default (Shift+Ctrl+F5) - save the current layout of windows as your default layout. Each time you enter the currently used collection, this layout will be used
    • Background color - set the color of the background window displayed with Window : Background (above). Setting the background color is the fastest way of differentiating between collections (e.g. main collection, working copy, backup, test collection, family member's copy, etc.)
    • Background picture - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo background (if set with Window : Background above)
    • About picture - select a picture displayed in the SuperMemo splash screen as well as in Help : About

Hints

  • Hints - turn on or turn off displaying hints when the mouse pauses over buttons. In addition, this option affects whether the status bar shows the hints when the mouse pauses over a menu option

Contents

Status bar

  • Status bar - show or hide the status bar (at the bottom of the screen)

Background

  • Background (Ctrl+Alt+F10) - show or hide the background behind windows used by SuperMemo (to minimize distraction caused by background applications)

Statistics

Element data

Hide SuperMemo

  • Hide SuperMemo (Shift+Ctrl+G) - hide SuperMemo from view and move its icon from the taskbar to the notification area near the system clock (notification area is colloquially known as the system tray). This option is particularly useful if you use Toolkit : Plan to organize your day. This way you can hide SuperMemo from view and focus on activity at hand. SuperMemo will then automatically reappear towards the end of the slot. If you pause your mouse over the SuperMemo icon in the notification area, you will be able to see how much time is left until the end of the activity when the alarm is raised.

Custom layout list

  • 1-9 - choose one of up to nine custom layouts defined earlier and saved with Save custom layout. The selected layout automatically becomes the default layout

Videos

Exemplary skin types (themes) used in SuperMemo 18 (Window : Themes):