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This chapter explains the user interface (UI) of a Pandoras Box Master system, which is identical for a Manager, Player or Server. Please follow these links if you are interested in the Client's interface or Master / Client Remote Setup.
This chapter is divided into the following sub chapters. Below, you will find general information about the UI:
Startup Dialog: explains the menu that is displayed when the master software is started
Menu Bar: explains the menus File, Edit, Tabs, Tools and Backup seen in the top
Layout: illustrates how to influence and rearrange the look of the user interface
Tabs Overview: gives an overview on each visible and hidden tab
Keyboard Shortcuts: includes all shortcuts existing in the Master version of Pandoras Box
To display the UI correctly, please check the following two Windows settings. Firstly, we recommend to activate "ClearType". Secondly, the "DPI scaling" should be set "100%".
For Windows 8, both settings can be found under "Control Panel > (Appearance and Personalization >) Display".
For Windows 10, please go to "Settings > System > Display" and you will find the option "Scale and layout". Set the scaling to "100%", and even if it says so already, click on "Advanced scaling options" and enter "100" into the field which is populated with 100-500% by default. Further down in the "Display" menu you will find the "ClearType Tuner".
Follow the Window instructions to apply the changed settings.
This image from a master system includes links to different chapters, please click on a tab to read its respective description. The tabs not included in the default view can be found in the topic "Tabs Overview".
The user interface is designed for real-time playback and operation; therefore all important functions are accessible directly through a tab and view oriented workflow.
Pandoras Box supports a dynamic context-menu structure. A right-click on a particular item opens a context sensitive menu and shows the corresponding commands.
Of course the entire user interface layout can be customized to meet your needs. The tabs size and location can be adjusted either within the main frame or independently on the entire desktop area as a so called breakout pane. You may store several views and recall them with one click at any time during operation.