The Sidebar is an application window, which can be similar to the Windows taskbar docked to the desktop borders. The Sidebar can fade in/out automatically and manually or permanently visible. The context menu of the sidebar can be displayed by right-clicking on the dotted area.
Hide title bar: In order to maximize the available space for displaying content, the title bar of an embedded tab window can be hidden via the context menu.
Show title bar: A hidden title bar can be displayed again via the context menu of the sidebar or the context menu of the tab window.
Examples of showing and hiding the title bar of a speed dial panel.
Hint: If a tab window contains more then one dialog (eg, two speed dial panels) so that they are displayed on Tab registers, the title bar can not be hidden.
The sidebar can be docked on all sides of the entire desktop area (if multiple monitors) or a single monitor.
Positioning by drag and drop: Click with the left mouse button on the dotted area and drag the sidebar to the new position on the appropriate monitor. After releasing the mouse positioning is completed.
Positioning via the context menu: A right-click on the dotted area opens the context menu. Via the items "Position" and "Monitor" you can move the sidebar to a new location.
Customize the size of the Sidebar: Click with the left mouse button on the active edge and drag the sidebar to the desired size.
Hint: While reducing the size of the sidebar, parts of the contents of the embedded dialogs may pushed out of the visible area.
The sidebar supports various display options such as permanent display, manual or automatic fade by mouse, hotkey or call state. You can find the settings for hotkey and call status under [Options > Window > Sidebar] on the "Settings" tab.
Keep permanent visible: In this mode, the sidebar is always visible and the desktop range is limited according to the size of the sidebar. A manual or automatic hiding e.g. in this case it is not possible to use a hotkey or when the call ends.
Show automatically (mouse sensitive): The sidebar is automatically displayed as soon as the mouse pointer touches the visible edge of the sidebar. The corner areas of the desktop can be excluded as sensitive area.
Hide automatically (mouse sensitive): The sidebar is automatically hidden as soon as the mouse pointer is moved out of the sidebar. Hiding can be prevented if the sidebar is the active window.
Manual fade in: Is possible via the following functions:
- via context menu "Show" (right click on the visible border).
- by double-clicking on the visible border.
- via user-defined global hotkey.Further information can be found here ...
Manual hiding: Is possible via the following functions:
- via the context menu "Hide" (right-click on the dotted area).
- by double-clicking on the dotted area.
- via a user-defined global hotkey, if the option "Use also for hide" is activated.
Show/hide sidebar on call: You can find these settings under [Options > Window > Sidebar] on the "Settings" tab. Further information can be found here ...
Close Sidebar: This function can be called via the sidebar context menu. The sidebar is closed and removed from the desktop. The configuration of the sidebar is completely retained.
A closed Sidebar can be displayed again:
- via the "Window" menu of the main application window.
- via the system tray icon menu (right click).
- by pressing the assigned hotkey.
- by opening one of the embedded windows (eg speed dial panel) via the "Window" menu.
Using multiple monitors with different DPI scaling may cause display errors for windows without a title bar, e.g. the sidebar. Especially in the display mode "permanently visible" and a DPI scaling with 125%, the sidebar may not be displayed in the desired size. In this case, you can try Disable automatic DPI scaling for the CTI Client.
Further information can be found here ...
The configuration of the Sidebar, you can open via main menu [Options > Windows] or via the context menu "Window Configuration".
Add Sidebar: Select in the component list of the Options dialog the item "Window". A right-click on the item will open a context menu. Select the appropriate entry to add a new sidebar.
Remove Sidebar: Select the sidebar in the component list of the Options dialog. A right-click on the item will open a context menu. Select the entry "Delete" to remove the sidebar.
The Options dialog - Add, remove and rename Components...