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How to edit the layout of Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu has a system for arranging and docking the different elements of its user interface that is quite powerful. To learn how to use it, click on the version of Déjà Vu that you are using, below:

Déjà Vu X2 Déjà Vu X3
   

Repositioning components inside Déjà Vu X2’s user interface is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. To move an element, you just click on it with the left mouse button and drag it; as you are dragging it you will see indicators that allow you to automatically place it in certain special positions, as shown in the following screenshot:

If you move the window you are dragging over one of those indicators, Déjà Vu X2 will show you a preview of where the windows would be placed if you let it go, in the form or a blue overlay:

If you then release the window you are dragging, DVX2 will place it in the area that was colored blue, sized to fit:

You can also see in the screenshot above a set of 4 indicators huddled together, on the center of the translation grid. If you are dragging a component of the Déjà Vu X2 interface and you move it over another component (in the screenshot, the Translation Grid), the component you are moving it over will show you indicators like those. What those indicators do is allow you to divide the space currently taken up by the Translation grid into 2 parts, one for the Translation Grid and the other for the AutoSearch Window.

Suppose we move the AutoSearch window over the Project Explorer. If we do that, we will see a set of 4 indicators appear over the Project Explorer:

That means that we can now tell Déjà Vu X2 to divide the space taken up by the Project Explorer into 2 equal parts, either vertically or horizontally, and put each component (the AutoSearch Window and the Project Explorer window) in those places. If we move the AutoSearch Window over the indicator with the arrow that points down, it previews where the AutoSearch window will end up:

This means that Déjà Vu X2 is going to split up the space taken up by the Project Explorer into 2 parts, one above the other, and it will place the AutoSearch window we are dragging in the bottom part, which it colors in blue. Now we release the left mouse button to let the AutoSearch Window fall into place:

You can use this to arrange the different parts of the Déjà Vu X2 interface however you like.

Repositioning components inside Déjà Vu X3’s user interface is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. To move an element, you just click on it with the left mouse button and drag it; as you are dragging it you will see indicators that allow you to automatically place it in certain special positions, as shown in the following screenshot:

If you move the window you are dragging over one of those indicators, Déjà Vu X3 will show you a preview of where the windows would be placed if you let it go, in the form or a blue overlay:

If you then release the window you are dragging, DVX3 will place it in the area that was colored blue, sized to fit:

You can also see in the screenshot above a set of 4 indicators huddled together, on the center of the translation grid. If you are dragging a component of the Déjà Vu X3 interface and you move it over another component (in the screenshot, the Translation Grid), the component you are moving it over will show you indicators like those. What those indicators do is allow you to divide the space currently taken up by the Translation grid into 2 parts, one for the Translation Grid and the other for the AutoSearch Window.

Suppose we move the AutoSearch window over the Project Explorer. If we do that, we will see a set of 4 indicators appear over the Project Explorer:

That means that we can now tell Déjà Vu X3 to divide the space taken up by the Project Explorer into 2 equal parts, either vertically or horizontally, and put each component (the AutoSearch Window and the Project Explorer window) in those places. If we move the AutoSearch Window over the indicator with the arrow that points down, it previews where the AutoSearch window will end up:

This means that Déjà Vu X3 is going to split up the space taken up by the Project Explorer into 2 parts, one above the other, and it will place the AutoSearch window we are dragging in the bottom part, which it colors in blue. Now we release the left mouse button to let the AutoSearch Window fall into place:

You can use this to arrange the different parts of the Déjà Vu X3 interface however you like.

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