Altium Designer Documentation

Customizing Editor

Modified by Phil Loughhead on Jun 16, 2017

The Customizing Editor dialog

Summary

This dialog allows the user to customize the resources in an editor such as the menu bars, toolbars and the shortcut key tables. All the commands available from the menus are also available for adding to or deleting from these resources.

Access

Right-click on a menu bar or a toolbar and select Customize from the drop-down menu. The appropriate Customizing dialog displays. A few examples are:

  • Right-clicking in the Schematic Editor menu bar will display the Customizing Sch Editor dialog. 
  • Right-clicking in the PCB Editor menu bar will display the Customizing PCB Editor dialog.
  • Right-clicking in the Schematic Library Editor menu bar will display the Customizing SchLib Editor dialog.

Options/Controls

Commands Tab

  • Categories - lists all current categories of commands. Click on a command name to make that command active.
  • Commands - lists all commands of the selected category. You can double click a command to open the Edit Command dialog.
  • New - click to create a new command in the Edit Command dialog.
  • Edit - click to edit a command in the Edit Command dialog.
  • Duplicate - click to create a duplicate command based on the currently selected command. A new command named [Custom] appears.
  • Delete - click to delete a newly added or duplicate command. This button is only accessible after adding a new or duplicate command; standard commands cannot be deleted.

Toolbars Tab

  • Bar to use as Main Menu - use the drop down to select the toolbar you want to use as your main menu. Available selections will vary depending on the editor from which you accessed the Customizing dialog. 
  • Bars - lists the various available toolbars and type of each. Click on a toolbar name to make that toolbar active.
  • New - click to add a new toolbar. A new toolbar named New Toolbar is added to the list.
  • Duplicate - click to create a duplicate command based on the currently selected toolbar. A new toolbar named Copy of <Toolbar name> is added to the list.
  • Rename - click to enter a new name for the selected toolbar. Enter the new toolbar name in the text box. 
  • Delete - click to delete a newly added or duplicate toolbar. This button is only accessible after adding a new or duplicate toolbar; standard toolbars and menu bars cannot be deleted.
  • Restore - click to restore the current toolbar to the installation state. All user modifications that have been made will be lost. After clicking Restore, you will receive a Confirm dialog from where you can click OK to confirm or Cancel.

 

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