Windowing Policies

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

  • Combined Toolbox and Editor Windows -- This is the recommended default, with a single window that contains all the editors and two toolbox areas.
  • Separate Toolbox Windows -- This mode moves all the tools out to a separate window.
  • One Window Per Editor -- This mode creates one window for each editor and moves all tools and the toolbar to separate windows.

The windowing policy is used to describe the initial configuration and behavior 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.

In Wing Pro and Wing Personal, it is possible to create additional windows, and editors and tools can be moved to a new window or among existing windows without changing the windowing policy. This is described below.