OpenWindows User's Guide

Using Window Controls

The items in the Window Controls submenu correspond to items in the base Window menu that you pull down from the header of an application window. Any choice you make in the Window Controls submenu--such as Quit--affects the currently selected window or windows.

The following examples illustrate the use of window controls on a group of selected windows or icons. To select multiple windows, either click SELECT on one window and ADJUST on additional windows (or icons), or position the pointer on the workspace near the applications you want to group, press SELECT, and drag the pointer diagonally across the workspace to create a rectangle around the series of windows. Any windows or icons completely inside the rectangle formed by the dragging motion are included in the group.

Opening a Group of Applications from Icons

To open a number of applications at once, select the group of icons (using one of the methods described above) and then choose Open/Close from the Window Controls menu. Similarly, you can close a group of applications to their icon form without having to close each one individually.

Resizing a Group of Applications or Icons

To increase the size of several applications on the workspace, select the group of windows and choose Full/Restore Size from the Window Controls submenu. This operation increases the size of the selected application windows to the full height of the screen.

Choosing Full/Restore Size in the Window Controls submenu a second time (without deselecting any of the windows) decreases the size of each of the windows in the group to its former size.

Moving a Group of Applications to the Back

Selecting a group of windows quickly and moving them behind another window. To do this, select the group you want to move to the back and choose Back from the Window Controls submenu.

Quitting a Group of Windows

You can quit a number of applications at once by selecting the group of windows or icons and choosing Quit from the Window Controls submenu.