Through the installed software, you can configure your own Layouts spread over multiple Windows – with each Window containing the different Widgets that you select and arrange to suit your specific requirements.
A. Widgets, Windows and Layouts
|“Widgets”||We use the term “Widget” to describe a particular display element focusing on some particular aspect of the Australian energy sector.
Widgets can have different data sources:
· Some are designed to pull data from your “Local MMS”, whilst
· Other Widgets are designed as Web Widgets, so can also be accessible in ez2view online.
You can compose your own Layouts with a growing number of Widgets (including “Live Trend Widgets” you can compose yourself with the Trend Editor).
Given that we provide you this flexibility, we see our job as Widget Builders – and will continue to develop new widgets to provide different ways of viewing an increasing range of data relevant to the Australian energy sector.
|“Widget Sets”||Widgets can be stacked in Sets within a Window in ez2view:
Note that the more widgets you have running, the heavier the data load on your machine, so we suggest you close widgets you’re not currently using.
|“Windows”||With a single copy of ez2view running, you can have any number of Windows open.
Each Window can have their own unique point-in-time focus, which is discussed separately.
|“Layout”||Collectively, all of the widgets in all of the windows you currently have displayed is called a Layout.
Remember to save a Layout (before further editing) if you want to refer back to it later.
B. “Drag and Drop” Widgets
If you have a widget already opened on the screen, you can reposition the widget within your Layout by dragging the tab header:
Once you have clicked the header of the tab you want to move, drag it out (just like you do in a web browser – there are more degrees of freedom to what you do with that tab):
B1. Drag into a new window
To drag into a new window, simply drag it out of where it is and drop it on its own:
B2. Drag into an existing tab set
To drag it into an existing tab set, use the 5-Option Control that appears in order to place the widget where you like within that window:
The 5 options enable you to place the widget where you like in the existing tab set as shown here:
C. Saving your Layout
When you have configured your Layout the way you want to see things, remember to save it for future reference (under the Layout menu at the top).
Remember that a Layout is the collection of widgets you have assembled across all windows (each window with their own display time setting):
Once saved, you have the option of sharing this Layout with others.
How you do this depends on whether you have the “Shared Settings” database configured for your network, or if you’ve defaulted to just using the local file system.