Customizing Task Administrator

The Task Administrator interface is uniquely designed in a way that allows objects such as window panes, toolbars and the menu bar to be fully customized in a variety of ways. These objects can be hidden, tabbed, stacked, moved to different sections or detached from the main interface.

Hide/Unhide Objects


All available Task Administrator toolbars and window panes are displayed by default. However, these objects can be hidden as well.

To hide/unhide a toolbar:

  1. Expand the View menu and select Toolbars

  2. Add a check (to view) or remove the check (to hide) the appropriate toolbar. The available toolbars are:

To hide/unhide a window pane:

  1. Expand the View menu or select the Windows toolbar button.

  2. Add a check (to view) or remove a check (to hide) the appropriate pane. Windows panes are titled:

Detach/Attach Objects


Task Administrator toolbars and window panes can be detached from their original locations and moved to another section of the interface. They can even be set as individual objects similar to how they are illustrated above. Although set as individual objects, the Task Administrator will still function as a single unit.    

To detach or undock a window pane:

  1. Double-click its title bar or click and hold down the left mouse button on the title bar while moving the object.

  2. The window pane then becomes detached and free to be resized or to move about until it is re-docked.

To detach a toolbar:

  1. Double-click an empty section of the toolbar or click and hold down the left mouse button on an empty section of the toolbar while moving the object.

  2. The toolbar then becomes detached and can then be resized or dragged to another location of the Task Administrator.

To attach a floating window pane:

  1. To reattach a floating window pane to the location it was previously attached, double-click its title bar.

  2. To attach a floating window pane in a different area of the Task Administrator, click and hold down the left mouse button on the title bar while moving the object.

  3. A frame of the object is moved instead of the object itself.

  4. The frame snaps onto a section of the Task Administrator indicating that the object can be attached to that particular location.

  5. Release the left mouse button to attach the object to that location.

To attach a floating toolbar:

  1. Drag the toolbar to the desired location.

  2. The toolbar will snap itself into place.

 To attach a floating toolbar:

  1. To reattach a floating toolbar to the location it was previously attached, double-click on an empty area of the toolbar.

  2. To attach a floating toolbar in a different area of the Task Administrator, click and hold down the left mouse button on the toolbar while moving it.

  3. The toolbar snaps itself onto a section of the Task Administrator indicating that the object can be attached to that particular section.

  4. Release the left mouse button.

To stack window panes:

  1. Drag the Task Folder pane directly above the Messages pane or visa versa.

  2. A frame of the window pane appears above the other pane.

  3. Release the left mouse button.

  4. The windows should now appear stacked.

See Also

Task Administrator Toolbar Buttons

Task Administrator File Menu

Task Administrator Edit Menu

Task Administrator View Menu

Task Administrator System Menu

Task Administrator Help Menu

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