Many elements and attributes of the AcuBench interface can be customized to suit your preferences. Workbench windows and toolbars can be positioned directly with the mouse, or hidden and displayed via the View menu or the element’s right-click menu. Toolbars can be created or changed and links can be added to external applications (such as a calculator, for example, or a Web browser). Keyboard shortcuts used to invoke workbench commands can be added, modified, and removed. And that’s only the beginning.

Many aspects of AcuBench's basic functionality can be customized to adapt the working environment to your preferences. Code generation behaviors, default directory structures, default properties for screens, reports, and controls, and other important workbench features can be adapted to your standards to suit your needs.

Toolbar creation and editing, and the creation of links to external applications, is handled through the Tools > Customize interface. This interface is discussed in The Customize Dialog.

Other customizable aspects of AcuBench can be viewed and modified in the Tools > Options dialog box, introduced in The Tools > Options Dialog and discussed throughout the greater part of this chapter.