Navigation bar

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At the top of the element window you will find the element toolbar called the navigation bar (to differentiate from the control bar at the bottom):

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Available buttons

  • Favorites (Ctrl+O) - pick a collection from the list of favorites
  • Contents - open the Contents window with the tree structure of knowledge stored in your current collection
  • Search - search for texts in your collection.
    This button features a context menu. Right-click it to open the menu with the following options:
    • Find elements (Ctrl+F) - find all elements containing a given text. Note that some texts in SuperMemo can be displayed by means of images or OLE objects. Those will not show up in the search. The results of the search will be displayed in the element browser. If you quit the browser, you can always return to the results of your last search with View : Search results. The texts found in the search can also be viewed in the text registry as the first registry subset.
    • Find words - open the lexicon registry that makes it possible to locate individual words used in the collection (except for words used in pictures, OLE objects, etc.). Note that if on-the-fly lexicon compilation is turned off (to speed up SuperMemo), some words might be missing from the list (see: Toolkit : Options : Access : Compile lexicon on-the-fly)! In such cases run: File : Repair collection with Rebuild lexicon checked
    • Search text registry (Ctrl+S) - open the text registry with all texts used in the collection. The texts for the registry are contributed by the following components: plain text, Spell-Pad, RTF rich text, HTML text, and sound component
    • Open text registry - review texts in the text registry (same as Search : Texts from the main menu)
    • Find in article (F3) - find a string in the currently selected text component. Use this option to search the contents of particularly long articles.
    • Search and replace (Ctrl+R) - search all entries of the text registries and replace the occurrence of one string with another
    • Ancestors (Shift+Ctrl+X) - open the Ancestors window that makes it possible to go to a given ancestor of the currently displayed element with a single click
  • Back (<) (Alt+Left) - move back to the most recently visited element
  • Forward (>) (Alt+Right) - revisit elements that have been viewed before with the button Back (<)
  • History - view the list of the recently visited elements
  • Home (Alt+Home or Ctrl+Home) - go to the root of the whole collection, i.e. the element that is the parent of the whole knowledge tree
  • Previous element (Alt+Page Up) - go to the previous element in the Contents window
  • Parent (Ctrl+Up) - go to the parent of the currently displayed element
  • Next element (Alt+Page Down) - go to the next element in the Contents window
  • End (Alt+End or Ctrl+End) - go to the last element in the knowledge tree in the Contents window
  • Find in article (F3) - search the current text in the displayed element for a specific string and highlight all its occurrences. To highlight search strings in an HTML component, you may need to define SearchHighlight in the stylesheet used by the component (e.g. in Toolkit : Options : Fonts : Stylesheet). This button features the same context menu the Search button does.
  • Search and replace (Ctrl+R) - search all entries of the text registries and replace the occurrence of one string with another. This button features the same context menu the Search button has.
  • Reference link - go to the source element from which a given element has been extracted in the process of incremental reading. By clicking the Reference link button, you can go to the article from which a given extract was taken. In original root elements, this button also opens the page from which the article had been imported from the web (if any). This button is not active in independent elements. If you pause the mouse over this button, you shall see the current reference for the element. To reset the reference hyperlink, Ctrl+Shift+click on this button
  • Web search (Ctrl+F3) - searches the web for the currently selected text
  • E-mail (Ctrl+Shift+E) - forward the element via e-mail.
    This button features a context menu. Right-click it to open the menu with the following options:
    • Send element (Ctrl+Shift+E) - same as above
    • Send picture - send a scaled picture via e-mail
    • Send texts (unformatted) - e-mail all texts of the element in mail body
    • Send texts (HTML) - convert the element to HTML and send it via e-mail. Only references to object files (such as pictures) will be sent. To send the object files, use Send element (above)
    • Reply to selection - reply to the selected text via e-mail
    • FAQ - use the selected text as the basis of an FAQ question, and send the answer to the author of the question. Your response will automatically be added to an FAQ file of your choice. All FAQs at SuperMemo Website have been created by means of (E-mail) FAQ
  • SuperMemo Commander (Ctrl+Enter) - choose a SuperMemo command to execute.
    This button features a context menu. Right-click it to open the menu with the following options:
  • Layout manager - open a layout manager that makes it possible to select, apply, save or delete layouts.
    This button features a context menu. Right-click it to open the menu with the following options:
    • Layout manager - same as above
    • Apply default layout (Ctrl+F5) - restore the windows layout last saved with Save default default (below)
    • Save layout - save the current windows layout under a selected name
    • Save default layout (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
  • Help - view the help file. At the Beginner and Basic levels, introduction to SuperMemo is shown. At higher levels, SuperMemo help index is shown.
  • Link concept - link the currently displayed element with any concept from the concept registry.
    This button features a context menu. Right-click it to open the menu with the following options:
    • Link concept - same as above
    • List links - list links associated with the current element and display them in the browser
    • Unlink concept - sever a link from the displayed element to a concept
    • Unlink element - sever a link from the current element to another element
    • Create concept - convert the current Element into a new concept
    • Map - display the concept map or the content map for the current element
  • Choose default concept group - choose the default concept group for adding new elements. This button features the same context menu the Link concept button has.
  • Default concept group in the Concept box - displays the current default concept group to which new elements are added (e.g. when you click Add new). This box features the same context menu the Link concept button has. Moreover, when you enter the box, you will open a search selection list which allows you to incrementally search through the collection's concepts without opening the concept registry. Once the concept is selected in the list, SuperMemo will display additional menu with the following concept management options:
    • View the root element of the concept (Enter or double-click)
    • Move the current element to the selected concept group
    • Link the current element to the selected concept
    • View the last element under the concept's hook
    • Close the concept selection list (Esc)
  • Information panel - displays the name of the currently opened collection, the current version of SuperMemo, as well as the path to the collection. Right click over this panel opens the Element menu

Notes

Use a right-click over the information panel on the navigation bar to open the element menu. Note that several toolbar buttons (i.e. Search, Find in article, Search and replace, E-mail, SuperMemo Commander, and Layout manager) have their own context menus. This means that if you happen to right-click on one of those buttons, its own context menu will open