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Main Window

The screen that appears after you log on is the Main Window. The Main Window is how you interact with, and navigate through REV23 Desktop. The Main Window consists of the Ribbon, the Navigation Bar (containing Navigation Groups and Navigation Items), and in most cases, grids known as list views. However, there are some cases where the main window will display charts, detail views, or the scheduler. We’ll go into each of these later.

Actions

There are actions in the main window that aren’t available in other views, they control the main window and/or global functions of REV23 Desktop.

Views History Navigation

Back / Forward: Use the Back and Forward actions to navigate between your previous views, much like a web browser.

Panels: Opens the Panels popup menu where you can control the visibility of panels. Use this action to reshow the navigation bar if it has been accidentally or purposely hidden and you’d like to get it back by setting the Navigation panel to visible.

Navigation: Opens the Navigation popup menu which replications the navigation bar. Some users who like to save screen space will hide the Navigation Bar and pin the navigation action to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Navigation Pane: Opens the Navigation popup menu which replications the navigation bar. Some users who like to save screen space will hide the Navigation Bar and pin the navigation action to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Tools

Edit Model: Opens the Model Editor. This is an advanced area of REV23 Desktop and should only be utilized by experienced users or REV23 Support. This action is only visible to users in roles having the Can Edit Model permission.

Erase Change History: Opens the Change History Eraser tool. This allows you to free up space in your database by removing change history that is older than one year from the current date. This process can take several minutes to several hours depending on the amount of data in your database. It is not recommended to be used except for in extreme cases of approaching your database size limit. This action is only visible to Administrator users.

Options

Device Options: Opens the Global Options dialog to configure your hardware settings. This action is only available to Administrator users and these settings apply only to the currently logged on Windows user.

Touch Mode: Enables Touch Mode.

Diagnostics

Remote Support: Initializes a remote support session with REV23 Support. You will need to give the provided ID to the support analyst. We will then be able to remotely control your computer assist you with any problems or questions you may have.

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