When running Cytosplore the main window will be mostly empty on startup, as the user interface is completely data-driven. The main Cytosplore window is separated in three main areas;
- The Menubar on top
- The Settings Widget by default on the left
- The Main View Area by default on the right
When starting a new analysis using the Analysis menu in the Menubar a corresponding settings panel will be added to the Settings Widget and a view widget will be added to the Main View Area. When running multiple analyses at the same time the Settings Widget contains a tab for each analysis, while multiple visualization views will be shown at the same time.
Visualization views split into three areas;
- The Title Bar for moving or closing the view
- The Main Visualization Area
- The Visualization Settings Area
All views in Cytosplore, including the Settings Widget can be popped out in a separate window or closed using the Title Bar of each view.
Views can also simply be repositioned by clicking and dragging the Title Bar of a view and moving the view to the desired position. The blue area shows where the view will be positioned when releasing the mouse button.
Finally, views can be closed or (re-) opened via a right click on the Menubar or any views Title Bar. A context menu will open showing all available views, where open views are indicated by a check mark.