Auto Arrange Modes
There are three persistent auto arrange modes: Side by Side, Stacked and Tiled. Cascade
is also an auto arrange mode, but it is not a persistent
mode and so is discussed elsewhere
When I say persistent
I mean that even if you hide, open or rearrange pages that the pages will be
automatically arranged. In the Cascade mode, the pages are arranged only one time. After that you can move pages around and they are not forced to display as a cascade of windows.
The auto arrange modes take care of positioning and sizing the page frames and re-adjust if the size of the center frame changes. The auto arrange modes are designed to fill the center frame so if you
auto arrange a single page frame it will simply appear to be maximized.
Limited number of arranged page frames
Note that there are a limited number of page frames that can be arranged depending on the size of the center frame. There is a minimum size for the page frames, so it's possible that not all
page frames that are currently open can be arranged. If they can't all be arranged, then some will simply not be visible. If you hide an arranged page and there are some that were hidden, then
one of the unarranged page frames will become visible. When this happens, the new page frame will generally appear toward the bottom right of the arrangement.
The arrangement order is remembered, but if you open a new page it will be positioned at the top left of the arrangement under the assumption that it is the most important to you. The same
goes for when you click an arrange mode button in the page toolbar, that page will have priority and be positioned to the upper left of the arrangement.
When in an auto arrange mode you can swap page positions by dragging one titlebar over another titlebar and releasing the mouse button.
Ways to enable an auto arrange mode
You have three ways to apply an auto arrange mode: hotkey, titlebar context menu or the page toolbar.
Alt+A (Fiddles the auto arrange modes. Focus must be within a page frame.)
Titlebar Context Menu
Page Layout -> All Pages
Page toolbar ( , , )
Click a button to apply an auto arrange mode or to exit the auto arrange mode.
The Alt+A Fiddle
hotkey has four fiddle modes:
- Side by Side
- None - no auto arrange mode. Page frames are positioning according to their last single page frame positioning mode.
Ways to disable an auto arrange mode
To exit an auto arrange mode you can click on the auto arrange button again in the page toolbar or any of the single frame positioning modes. You can also press the Alt+A
auto arrange hotkey until it cycles around to
having no auto arrangement. Additionally, several menu items in the titlebar context menu will drop out of auto arrange mode.