Figure shows the Manager panel with info panel, a message and the status line. From the manager panel all other elements that have a different, independent window assigned can be called. Because this window is of such central importance, it is recommended to keep it visible all the time.
Figure: Manager panel
This is the most important button for the control of the user interface. If this menu button is clicked and the mouse button is kept pressed, the following menu to request the various window appears. The user can request several displays or help windows, but only one remote panel or text window. On the right hand side of the menu, the key codes that correspond to the various menu items are given (`A-' meaning the alternate key in conjunction with some other key).
This line features messages about a current operation or its termination. Possible messages are:
Warnings and errors are also displayed here. The following warnings are possible:
This is also the place of the command sequence display of the editor. When the command is activated, a message about the execution of the command is displayed. In most cases, however, only a blinking is visible, because the commands are executed too fast. For a listing of the command sequences see chapter .
This line shows the current position of the mouse in a display, the number of selected units, and the position of flags, set by the editor.
The next icon shows a small selected unit. The corresponding number is the number of currently selected units. This is important, because there might be selected units not visible in the displays. The selection of units affects only editor operations (see chapter and ).