Windowing Policies

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Wing can run in a variety of windowing modes. This is controlled by the Windowing Policy preference, which provides the following options:

  • Combined Toolbox and Editor Windows -- This is the default, in which Wing opens a single window that combines the editor area with two toolbox panels.
  • Separate Toolbox Windows -- In this mode, Wing moves all the tools out to a separate shared window.
  • One Window Per Editor -- In this mode, Wing creates one top-level window for each editor that is opened. Additionally, all tools are moved out to a separate shared toolbox window and the toolbar and menu are moved out to a shared toolbar/menu window.

The windowing policy is used to describe the initial configuration and basic action of windows in the IDE. When it is changed, Wing will reconfigure your projects to match the windowing policy the first time they are used with the new setting.

However, in Wing Pro and Wing Personal, it is possible to create additional IDE windows and to move editors and tools out to another window or among existing windows without changing from the default windowing policy. This is described below.