What is the significance of the fancy borders?
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Each view within The Compleat Botanica is framed with a fancy border.  This border is more than just decorative.  The view that is highlighted in blue has the "current focus"; the view that is shaded gray does not.

This view has the focus . . . This view does not . . .

The view that has the current focus is the one that becomes the target of all Cut, Copy, Paste, and Find commands.  Setting the focus to either the List view or the Detail view is automatic whenever you click within that window.  To use your keyboard to switch focus, press down and hold the <Ctrl> key together with the left or right arrows.

See also

   Dynamic file menu commands

   Dynamic edit menu commands

   Focus dependent commands

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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