Thumbnails Tool Window
The Thumbnails tool window provides the functions similar to those of an image browser. It shows thumbnails for folders and image files, and lets you perform related navigation and image management tasks.
To open the tool window, use the Show Thumbnails command in the Project Tool Window (Ctrl+Shift+T). Then, unless you close the tool window, you can show and hide it as described in the section Manipulating Tool Windows.
Title bar context menu
The title bar context menu provides the options for controlling the tool window viewing modes. It also contains the commands for associating the tool window with a different tool window bar, resizing and hiding the tool window.
To access the menu, right-click the window name (Thumbnails).
Note that most of the menu options may alternatively be accessed by means of the title bar icons.
Pinned, Docked, Floating, Split Mode
These options let you control general appearance and behavior of the tool window, see Tool Windows Viewing Modes.
To associate the tool window with a different tool window bar, select this command, and then select the destination tool window bar (Top, Left, Bottom or Right).
|To resize the tool window by moving one of its borders, select this command, and then select the necessary Stretch to option. |
Note that this command is not available in the floating mode.
Use this command to hide the tool window.
Title bar icons
Use this icon to open the menu for changing the tool window viewing modes.
|Shift+Escape|| Use this icon or shortcut to hide the tool window. |
When used in combination with the Alt key, clicking this icon hides all the tool windows attached to the same tool window bar.
The toolbar icons provide access to the most frequently used functions available in the tool window. The same and other functions are available as context menu commands in the content pane.
|Backspace||Use this icon or shortcut to move one level up in the folder hierarchy. |
The path to the current folder is shown on the title bar to the right of the tool window name.
|Ctrl+Alt+NumPad Plus||Use this icon or shortcut to turn the Recursive option on or off. |
If this option is off, subfolders of the current folder and image files located in the root of the current folder are shown.
If this option is on, the subfolders are not shown; the image files located in the current folder and all its subfolders are shown.
The following picture shows the contents of the same folder with the Recursive off and on.
|Use this icon to show or hide a "chessboard". |
The "chessboard" (a checkered area) is shown underneath the images so that you can see transparent image areas for
The following picture shows the same thumbnail with the "chessboard" shown and hidden.
Use this icon to close the tool window.
Content pane: context menu commands
When you right-click an item in the content pane, the context menu for this item is shown.
The following table lists and briefly explains the main context menu commands for thumbnails. Other commands, functionally, are similar to those in the Context menu commands for the content pane items.
|Enter||For a folder: use this command to view the folder contents (subfolders and images). |
The same command may alternatively be accessed by double-clicking a folder.
Jump to Source
F4 or Enter
|For an image file: use this command to view the selected file in the editor. |
The same command may alternatively be accessed by double-clicking an image thumbnail.
Use this command to move one level up in the folder hierarchy.
Use this command to turn the Recursive option on or off.
Show or Hide Chessboard
Use this command to show or hide the chessboard.
Use this command to close the tool window.
Jump to External Editor
For an image file: use this command to open the image in an external editor.