The image below outlines the default window layout. PraxisLIVE uses a typical MDI interface, whereby components and documents being edited are encompassed within a single main window. It is possible to drag components around the interface or un-dock them into a separate window. Any changes you make will be persisted – if you want to reset to the default layout, use the
Window / Reset Windows action in the main menu.
Six common actions have buttons in the main toolbar.
- New Project
Start the new project wizard.
- Open Project
Open the project browser allowing you to open a pre-existing project. The project will open in the
Project tab, but will not be run.
- Save File
Save the file currently being edited. NB. it does not save the entire project.
- Clean (stop) Project
Clean the selected project. All roots will be stopped and processes shutdown. A dialog will be opened giving the option to save any associated files first.
- Build Project
Build the selected project. This will install any root components in the hub (so they can be edited), but will not run them (play audio, video, etc.)
- Run Project
Run the selected project. This will build the project (if necessary) and then start all roots set to run automatically.
Projects / File browser
Projects tab provides an interface for opening and managing projects. Projects are shown in a tree-like
structure giving access to all the user-editable files that make up a PraxisLIVE project.
File browser tab provides a mechanism for browsing the local file system.
Hub Manager tab provides an overview of the roots running within the PraxisLIVE hub.
The LED icon to the left of the root ID shows whether a root is running or not. Individual roots can be started or stopped by double-clicking.
Properties / Palette
Properties tab provides a way to view and edit the properties of the currently selected item(s), such as a
file in the
Projects tab or a component in the the editor.
Palette shows the range of components that may be added to the root file currently being edited. The Palette
tab will only show up when a relevant file is open for editing.
Options / Settings
Options window can be opened through the
Tools menu in the main menu bar. It provides the ability to set
common global preferences such as update checking, keyboard shortcuts, GStreamer location, etc.