Working with Layouts


Working with Layouts

HostExplorer lets you work with multiple sessions at one time. If you have a working environment that you use frequently (known as a layout), you may want to save it to a file so that you can re-use it later. For example, if you often work with four sessions placed at specific positions on the computer screen, you can save this working environment as a layout. The next time you open this layout, the four sessions appear in the same positions as they were in when you saved them.

To save a layout:

  1. Position and size your session windows so that they are ready to be saved as a layout.
  2. On the File menu of any session window, click Save Layout. The Save Layout dialog box opens.
  3. In the Selected Sessions area, select the sessions that you want to be saved in the layout.
  4. In the Folder area, navigate to the location in which you want to save the layout and select a folder.
  5. In the Layout Name box, type a name for the new layout.
  6. Click Save.

To open a layout:

Do one of the following:

  • Open the Open Session dialog box from the Start menu or Hummingbird Neighborhood. Select the layout that you want to open and click Connect.
  • On the File menu of a session window, click Open Layout.

HostExplorer launches the sessions of the layout in the same position and size as when they were saved.