Docking the Pages Toolbar



Initially, after product installation and enabling the option, when the Pages Toolbar is shown for the 1st time it may not be docked (that is, anchored against one of the sides of the screen). Should this happen now or at any time in the future, follow the procedure in docking the pages toolbar


With the Pages Toolbar activated and now appearing on your H2OS screen, it can remain in it's position or it can be moved anywhere on the screen. Our preference is to dock the toolbar along the top edge of the window.  


The following describes how to dock your pages toolbar once it appears on your screen. If you do not wish to dock your pages toolbar in this fashion, please see "If you choose not to dock the pages toolbar"  next, which explains your other pages toolbar options.


The screenshot below shows the toolbar as it first appears when the Pages Toolbar is activated. The red line and red box under the header illustrate the docking procedure.


In this screenshot, the red box at the top of the form highlights the area we want to move the Pages Toolbar into. Since this area is along the edge of the window, picking up the Pages Toolbar and dropping it here has the effect of docking it the toolbar.



Figure 1: Main screen with Pages toolbar activated and in default position


To move the Pages Toolbar into the recommended docking position


1. Position your mouse pointer within the header area (grey in the screenshot above) of the Pages Toolbar


2. Press the left mouse button (and hold it pressed down). The border area of the toolbar will brighten


3. With the left mouse button pressed down, move your mouse cursor upwards on the screen. You will notice a :"shadow" box appear to show you the moving action


4. Move the shadow toolbar until it's top edge is directly below the H2OS menu, and is aligned with the left side of the window.


5. Release the left mouse button and the Pages Toolbar should dock into this area,



This screenshot shows the main screen with the toolbar docked across the top of the window.




The following screenshots illustrate the pages toolbar docked on the left, right and bottom of the main screen.


Pages toolbar docked on left




Pages toolbar docked on right





Pages toolbar docked on bottom






Please continue with Customizing the Pages Toolbar




  1. The screenshot above shows a fuller toolbar (16 icons) then is initially setup (7 icons), but the handling is the same for any number of icons. See add and remove icons to customize your toolbar.  

  2. To undock a docked toolbar so it can be moved again, position your mouse in the area of the toolbar in which 2 vertical lines appear. When pointing your mouse to this area, click the left mouse button and drag the toolbar from the docked location to it's new location (which may or may not be docked)

  3. The toolbar position on the screen, docked or undocked, is remembered across sessions.

  4. This method is also used should the toolbar un-dock for any reason, and appear in the wrong position.

  5. The act of docking the toolbar (as opposed to just moving it somewhere on the screen), causes the other objects on the screen (such as the screen title and the tab pages) to be pushed down to make room for the docked toolbar. If the toolbar does not dock at first, repeat these steps until it does. Until it's docked, the toolbar will remain 'floating' in the window.




If you choose not to dock your pages toolbar



With the Pages Toolbar activated and appearing on your H2OS screen, it can remain in it's position or it can be moved to another. It can also be "re-shaped" into a differently configuration, and it can be "docked" along one of the screen borders


If you choose not to dock your pages toolbar, then you have these options:


1. You can place the Pages Toolbar anywhere on the H2OS main screen,(by picking it up and dragging it with the left-hand button of your mouse). It will remember this location from session to session.


2. Change it's shape from rectangular to square by resizing the toolbar with your mouse.



The following screens show some ways the pages toolbar can be positioned on your screen. We recommend docking the pages toolbar across the top of the screen, but you can choose another location.


You can manipulate the toolbar in several ways. First you can use your mouse to pull down the bottom border of the toolbar to expand it into 2 rows. You can also reposition the toolbar to any area within the borders of the H2OS main screen, and it will remain in this position for the life of the session.


This screenshot shows the result of arranging the pages toolbar in 2 rows and placing it in a position where it will partially overlay the currently selected page.


Figure 2: main screen with Pages toolbar repositioned and reshaped



Another example: shows the Pages Toolbar with 21 pages in 4 rows.


Figure 3: main screen with populated pages toolbar



Unable to resist <g>, here we've setup 45 icons



Figure 4: main screen with 45 Pages toolbar


 In this screenshot, the Pages Toolbar has been moved into the upper left portion of the screen, and it's shape has been changed to show 2 rows of page icons