6.3.1 Window basics

A common IDE window is displayed in figure (6.2).

Figure 6.2: A common IDE window


The window is surrounded by a so-called frame, the white double line around the window.

At the top of the window 4 things are displayed:

The right edge and bottom edges of a window contain scrollbars. They can be used to scroll the window contents with the mouse. The arrows at the ends of the scrollbars can be clicked to scroll the contents line by line. Clicking on the dotted area between the arrows and the cyan-coloured rectangle will scroll the window’s content page by page. By dragging the rectangle the content can be scrolled continuously.

The star and the numbers in the lower left corner of the window display information about the contents of the window. They are explained in the section about the editor, see section 6.5, page 194.