All the Oxygen XML Developer views available in the Editor Perspective, XSLT Debugger Perspective, and XQuery Debugger Perspective are dockable. You can drag them to any margin of another view or editor inside the Oxygen XML Developer window to form any desired layout. Once you create a layout that suites your needs, you are able to save it from . Oxygen XML Developer creates a layout file containing the preferences of the saved layout. To load a layout go to , or to reset it select . A view can also be set to a floating state which means that it can hover over other views and editors.
To gain more editing space in the Oxygen XML Developer window, set one or more views to the auto hide state, this way only the title remains visible, attached to one of the margins of the application window, while the rest of the view is restored only when the mouse pointer hovers over the title or when you click it. The view becomes hidden again when the mouse pointer goes out of the screen area covered by that view.
You can split the editing area by drag and drop of the editor:
All the opened editors can be tiled horizontally/vertically or stacked together in Editor Perspective or in Database Perspective using actions from the menu: Tile Editors Horizontally, Tile Editors Vertically, Stack Editors. Tiled editors can be scrolled together by enabling the Synchronous scrolling action (from the same menu).
The editing area can also be divided vertically and horizontally using the actions available on the Split toolbar and the menu: Split horizontally, Split vertically, Unsplit.
The editor can be maximized or restored (same as double clicking the editor tab) by using the Maximize/Restore Editor Area action from the menu.
When the opened documents titles do not fit in the tab strip, the scroll wheel can be used to scroll the editor title tabs to the left or right the same way the two arrows on the right are acting. The following shortcuts can be used to switch between edited files: Ctrl-F6 (Meta-F6 on Mac OS X) and Ctrl-Shift-F6 (Meta-Shift-F6 on Mac OS X). These shortcuts display a small popup window that cycles through all opened files.
Any Oxygen XML Developer view or toolbar can be opened at any time from the and menus. The current (focused) dockable view is made invisible (switched to hidden state) using the shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+F4) (Meta+Shift+F4) on Mac OS X). The users who prefer to use the keyboard instead of the mouse may find this shortcut to be a faster way of closing a view than clicking the Close button from the title bar of the view. The complementary action (opening a view with a shortcut) requires setting a custom shortcut for each view in the Menu Shortcut Keys preferences.