Chapter 15 – Customizing the Interface


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Chapter 15 – Customizing The Interface

15.1       Customizing the interface

15.1.1         Accessing the customization menu

15.1.2         Undocking and docking data views



15.1   Customizing the interface

Description: Description: Description: alert, attention, compile, exclamation icon Customizing the interface is a Professional & Technician license feature. Interface customization options are available in evaluation mode. However they will not appear when Recover My Files is activated with a Standard license key (see 4.2.4 for a comparison of license features).

The Recover My Files v5 user interface is highly customizable and has been designed to maximize the benefits of using a multi monitor computer setup .Data views in Tree, List and Display panes can be dethatched to operate as stand-alone windows, or moved and re-attached to another pane. Custom layouts can be saved and reloaded on demand. An example is shown below:

Figure 87, Customized interface with detached gallery view and display and hex view sharing the bottom pane

Note that GUI customization feature is license key dependent:

Evaluation mode:            Data views are locked when the program is first run. When unlocked, all interfaces customize options are available.

Standard license:             Customization options are disabled. The Recover My Files interface is locked in its default setting.

Professional license:       All interface customize options are available.

Technician license:           All interface customize options are available.

15.1.1   Accessing the customization menu

To access the interface customization menu, click on the    icon in any data view. The following menu appears:

Figure 88, Data view customization menu

Lock Layout

When ticked, this option locks the layout in its current position (excepting windows that are currently detached). Its purpose is to stop the accidental detach / movement of a data views.

Default Layout

Selecting the default layout menu item returns the Recover My Files interface back to its default position, i.e. default tree pane data views left, list pane data views top and display pane data views bottom.

Load Layout

The load layout option enables the user to select an XML file containing a previously saved layout. The default open location is the Recover My Files installation folder.

Save Layout

The save layout option saves the current interface position into an XML file. The default save location is the Recover My Files v5 installation folder.

15.1.2   Undocking and docking data views

To undock a data view:

  1. In any data view, click on the   icon and ensure that the “Lock Layout” option is off;

  2. Click on the data view tab or title bar, old down the mouse and drag it away from its position, as shown in Figure 89 below:

Figure 89, Undocking a view using drag and drop

To dock a data view:

Figure 90, Dock positioning arrows