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Using Layouts

In Reflection, the size, location, and arrangement of the workspace and any open terminal or Web session documents can be saved to a layout file. When opened, a layout automatically opens and arranges all documents saved to the layout, opens and positions any docked panes (such as Scratch Pad or Screen History), and connects session documents to configured hosts.

Creating and Using Layouts

If the workspace is configured to display documents as tabs, you can create a name for each tab. This can be useful when you use two different applications on one host. You can create a session document that connects to that host, then open the document twice, add a different name to each tab, and then save your layout.

If you are using the Classic user interface mode, you can arrange multiple sessions on your desktop and save them in a layout. The next time you open the layout, you'll find everything in place just the way you left it.

In addition, by using layout files, you can access the Reflection .NET API in multiple instances of Reflection simultaneously.


If you already have terminal session or Web session documents open when you open a layout, the layout opens in a new workspace.

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