How to edit the layout of Déjà Vu X2

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:

In the screenshot you can’t see the mouse cursor, but it is on the AutoSearch window, draggin it. You can see 8 different arrows on the screen there. If you move the component you are dragging over one of those and let go of it, Déjà Vu X2 will place it in a specific part of the window. For example:

  • If you move it over to the indicator on the right Déjà Vu X2 will place the AutoSearch window vertically all along the right edge of the Déjà Vu X2 window.
  • If you move it to the indicator at the bottom, Déjà Vu X2 will put the AutoSearch window horizontally along the bottom edge of the screen.

You can also see in the screenshot 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 in the screenshot do is allow you to divide the space currently taken up by the Translation grid into 2 parts, one of the for the Translation Grid and the other for the AutoSearch Window.

Say 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, e.i. the AutoSearch Window and the Project Explorer in those places. If we move the AutoSearch Window over the indicator with the arrow that points down, this happens:

The bottom half of the Project Explorer goes blue: that 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:

And Déjà Vu X2 will place the AutoSearch windows right there, on the area of the screen that was colored blue.

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

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