Maxwell Helpful Hints

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Grab a title bar by clicking and dragging, in order to move the panes back and forth on the Maxwell Rail.
 
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The editing "mode" for a particular object type (like Track) is sticky for other objects of that type. So if you were editing a track, opening another track will open it into edit mode (at least in that browser tab).
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Here are some very useful hints that can help you save time in Maxwell.
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A quick way to change between edit / non-edit modes is to double click on any field name (not contents).
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==Navigate along the rail==
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[[File:M titlebar.png|right|600px|Click and drag a title bar in order to move back and forth.]]
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To move the panes back and forth on the Maxwell Rail, simply grab a title bar by clicking and dragging.  As you drag to the left or the right, the panes will slide back and forth on the rail - allowing you to move back or forward very quickly.
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==Modes are "sticky"==
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It is helpful to keep in mind that the editing "mode" for a particular object type (like a Track or a Device) is sticky for other objects of that type. So when editing a track (in edit mode), if you open a second track, it will automatically open it into the same mode (editing).  This is true for Maxwell browsing within a single browser tab or window.
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==Double-Click to Edit==
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[[File:M edit1.png|left|300px|Double click on any field label]]
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[[File:M edit2.png|right|300px|Double click on any field label]]
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A very easy way to change between edit and non-edit modes is to double click on any field label.  In other words, any of the gray headings in a pane can be double-clicked to move the entire pane into Edit more or out of Edit more.  This is much faster than using the Edit button / Done button at the bottom of the panes.  Note that the label name must be double-clicked.  This will not work upon the data or contents of the pane.
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==Duplicate Reference Sets==
[[Category:Maxwell]]
[[Category:Maxwell]]

Revision as of 00:25, 21 April 2016

Here are some very useful hints that can help you save time in Maxwell.


Contents

Navigate along the rail

Click and drag a title bar in order to move back and forth.

To move the panes back and forth on the Maxwell Rail, simply grab a title bar by clicking and dragging. As you drag to the left or the right, the panes will slide back and forth on the rail - allowing you to move back or forward very quickly.


Modes are "sticky"

It is helpful to keep in mind that the editing "mode" for a particular object type (like a Track or a Device) is sticky for other objects of that type. So when editing a track (in edit mode), if you open a second track, it will automatically open it into the same mode (editing). This is true for Maxwell browsing within a single browser tab or window.

Double-Click to Edit

Double click on any field label
Double click on any field label

A very easy way to change between edit and non-edit modes is to double click on any field label. In other words, any of the gray headings in a pane can be double-clicked to move the entire pane into Edit more or out of Edit more. This is much faster than using the Edit button / Done button at the bottom of the panes. Note that the label name must be double-clicked. This will not work upon the data or contents of the pane.


Duplicate Reference Sets

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