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IP/MPLSView Document Conventions

Document Conventions

  • Window titles, field names, menu name, menu options, and graphical user interface buttons are represented by a bold font.
  • Command -line text is indicated by the use of a constant width type.

Keyboard, Window, and Mouse Terminology and Functionality

  • Window. Any framed screen that appears on the interface.
  • Cursor. The symbol marking the mouse position that appears on the workstation interface. The cursor symbol changes; for example, in most cases, it is represented as an arrow; in a user-input field, the cursor symbol is represented as a vertical bar.
  • Click. Refers to single clicking (pressing and releasing) a mouse button. Used to select (highlight) items in a list, or to press a button in a window.
  • Double-click. Refers to two, quick clicks of a mouse button.
  • Highlight. The reverse-video appearance of an item when selected (via a mouse click).
  • Pop-up menu. The menu displayed when right-clicking in or on a specific area of a window. Move the cursor and click the mouse button to make a selection.
  • Pull-down menu. The Main Window window menus on the tool bar. Move the cursor and click the mouse button to make a selection.
  • Radio button. An indented or out-dented button that darkens when selected.
  • Check box. A square box inside of which you click to alternately check or uncheck the box; a check mark symbol is displayed inside the box when it is “checked.” The check mark symbol disappears when the box is “unchecked.”
  • Navigation. When you type text into a field, use the <Tab> key or the mouse to move to the next logical field. Click inside a field using the mouse to move directly to that field.
    • Gray or Grayed-out. A button or menu selection is described as gray or grayed-out when it is inactive or inaccessible.

    Note: In the documentation, mouse button means left mouse button unless otherwise stated.

The Keyboard

The cursor keys located on the lower two rows of this keypad perform cursor movement functions for the window cursor. They are labeled with four directional arrows on the key caps. IP/MPLSView makes use of these keys for cursor movement within files.

The following keys or key combinations can be used in the except where noted:

  • Click on a file then hold down the <Shift> key while clicking on another file to select the file first clicked on and all files in between.
  • Click on a file and then hold down the <Ctrl> key while clicking on another file to select the file first clicked on and the file next clicked on without selecting any of the files in between. You can continue to <Ctrl>-click to select additional, single files.

The Mouse

The following terms describe operations that can be performed with the mouse.

  • Point. Position a mouse pointer (cursor) on an object.
  • Click. Quickly press and release the left mouse button without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Right-click. Quickly press and release the right mouse button without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Double-click. Quickly click a mouse button twice in succession without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Press. Hold down the mouse button. (Unless otherwise specified, the left mouse button is implied.)
  • Release. Release a mouse button after it has been pressed.
  • Drag. Move the mouse while a mouse button is pressed and an item is selected.

Informational Notes, Cautions, and Warnings

Informational notes are special notes placed in a document to alert you of an important point.

Note: This is an informational note.

Instances where there is the possibility of inconvenience, temporary loss of functionality, unwanted data loss, or other undesirable outcomes are indicated as Caution notes.

Caution: This is a caution-type note.

A Warning note indicates very important information which needs to be followed to avoid risk of permanent hardware or software damage or personal injury.

Warning: This is a warning-type note.

Changing the Size of a Window

You can change the size of windows (with some exceptions such as dialog boxes) by pointing to a border or corner of the window’s frame, pressing the left mouse button, and dragging the window’s frame until the window has reached the desired size. You also can click on the minimize, maximize, and exit buttons in the upper right-hand portion of the window:

Moving a Window

You can move a window by pressing your mouse down when your pointer is on a window’s top border. Keep your mouse’s left button pressed down and drag the selected window to the place of your choice. When you are satisfied, release the mouse button.

Modified: 2016-11-08