Application Layout Preferences

Oxygen XML Author offers various perspectives and views that you can arrange in a variety of layouts to suit your needs.

To configure the application layout options, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Application Layout. The following options are available:
Select application layout
You can choose between the following three layouts:
Default
Uses the default layout for all perspectives. Any modification of this layout (such as closing views, displaying views, or a new view arrangement) is saved on exit and reloaded at start-up.
Predefined
Allows you to choose one of the predefined layouts:
Custom
Allows you to specify a custom layout to be used. You can save your preferred layout using Window > Export Layout, then enter the location of the saved layout file in this setting.
Reset layout at startup
When this option is selected, Oxygen XML Author forgets any changes made to the layout during a session and reloads the default layout the next time it is started. This is useful when you want to keep a fixed layout from one session to another.
Remember layout changes for each project
When this options is selected, Oxygen XML Author saves layouts individually for each project. When you switch projects, the layout you last used for that project is loaded automatically.
Allow detaching of editors from main window
When this options is selected, you can drag and drop an editor window outside of the main screen. This is useful especially when you are using two monitors and you want to view files side by side.
Note: If the main screen is maximized, you cannot drag and drop an editor outside of it.
View tab placement
Specifies whether the View tabs are located at the top or bottom of the window.
Editor tab placement
Specifies whether the Editor tabs are located at the top or bottom of the window.

The changes you make to any layout are preserved between working sessions. The predefined layout files are saved in the preferences directory of Oxygen XML Author.

For more information about configuring the user interface of Oxygen XML Author, watch our video demonstration: