Using dockable windows


1. Overview

A set of tabbed windows (or panels) are docked along the bottom and right sides of most editor screens.

2. Expand and collapse

There is often one window expanded by default, such as the Explore window, while the others are collapsed.

When a window is collapsed, click its tab to make it the active one and expand it.

Windows docked along the bottom of the screen
Windows docked along the bottom of the screen

If another window was expanded on that side of the screen, this switches between tabs and collapses the previous window.

To collapse the window that is expanded and free up space on your screen, click its tab again. All windows on that side of the screen will then be collapsed.

Expanded window
Expanded window

3. Resize a window

Resize an expanded window by hovering over its inside edge and dragging the resize bar that appears.

Resize a window
Resize a window

4. Closed or minimized windows

Each window can also be closed (or minimized), moving it from the side of the screen to a small icon in the status bar.

To do this, click the Close button on the window tab.

Click Close icon
Click Close icon

Windows may close themselves automatically if you switch to a small screen such as a smartphone or resize your browser window very small.

To reopen or restore a closed window, go to the left edge of the status bar at the bottom of the screen and click the window's icon.

Restore minimized window
Restore minimized window

You can hover over or long-tap the icon to view its description in a tooltip popup if you don't recognize its icon.

5. Change the docked location

You can reposition any docked window from the right side of the screen to the bottom side or vice versa by dragging its tab.

For example, drag the Parameters window and dock it on the right instead of the bottom.

Reposition a docked window
Reposition a docked window

A window may move itself automatically to another side of the screen if the window is too small to fit all of the tabs currently positioned there, but you can drag it back again once there is room.

6. See also

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