I had previously posted about this on the DC forum Rearranging the CHS display to give a conventional 2-pane display
I have sort of moved it to this "Tips and Tricks"
topic thread on the suggestion of bob99
, but modified it in the process.Subject: Modifying the CHS Main UI (User Interface) window.
The main CHS window has 3 "panes" , each with a tab:
- Tree: which displays a category tree for favourites or filtered items.
- Grid: which displays a brief extract or name of a clip record.
- Memo: which provides the details of a clip record, and some metadata.
You can drag these panes around. I dragged them into a more conventional "2-pane display" format, as described in the above post - see the screenshots also. (I don't want to duplicate that post here.)
But I have improved on that.
In the main CHS window is a menu item Layouts
, which gives a drop-down list of preset layouts. One is called "Standard", and that is the one that provides the default layout of the 3 tabbed panes that you get when you first started up CHS.
First, I dragged the 3 panes (in the Standard layout) into this configuration:
Second, I right-clicked on the Tree tab, to select auto-hide.
Third, the Tree tab then hid itself. I reduced the width of the "Grid" tab.
Fourth, I saved the new layout under Layouts
, as "3-pane hide", so I can invoke it whenever I want, and with the preferred order of sorting as well.
Now, I think that is very