The changes you make to any layout are preserved between working sessions. Also, changing to a different layout and returning to the previous one does not alter the changes you made to the first layout. The predefined layout files are saved in the preferences directory of Oxygen XML Developer.
To gain more editing space in the Oxygen XML Developer window, click Toggle auto-hide in any view. This button sets the view in the auto-hide state, making it visible only as a vertical tab, at the margins of the Oxygen XML Developer window. To display a view in the auto-hide state, hover its side-tab with your cursor, or click it to keep the view visible until you click elsewhere. A view can also be set to a floating state, making it independent from the rest of the Oxygen XML Developer window.
You can drag the editors and arrange them in any order you like, both horizontally and vertically.
Drag and Drop Editors
When tiled, you can still drag and drop the editors, but note that they are docked in the same way as a window/view (instead of just tabs). You are actually rearranging the editor windows, so drag the editor tab and drop it to one of the sides of an editor (left/right/top/bottom). While dragging, you will see the grey dark rectangle aligned to one of the sides of the editor, or around the entire editor window. If you drop it to one of the sides it will dock to that side of the editor. If you drop it when the rectangle is around the entire window of the editor it will get stacked on top of that editor. You can also grab one of the stacked editors and tile it to one of the sides.
To scroll through the tiled editors in the same time, enable the Synchronous scrolling action (from the same menu).
You can divide the editing area vertically and horizontally using the actions available in the Split toolbar and in the menu: Split horizontally, Split vertically, and Unsplit. To maximize or restore the editors, go to .
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 Ctrl (Meta on Mac OS) + Shift + F4 shortcut. 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.
To watch our video demonstration about dockable and floating views and editors in Oxygen XML Developer, go to http://oxygenxml.com/demo/Dockable_Views.html.