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Tabbed & MDI Interface

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The software has ability to display its child windows either as tabs or MDI (Multiple Documents Interface) windows.
To switch between these two modes go to Main Toolbar > Interface Tab > Windows group > Tabbed check mark.
Typically, MDI child windows are represented as separate forms. The following is a traditional MDI mode, within which you can drag windows around inside a main window:

The tabbed interface provides more features than the native MDI. The following is a tabbed mode:
This is the default software interface mode, you can select a window by selecting its tab header:

For example, you can drag-and-drop individual windows, splitting the windows area vertically or horizontally by creating groups of  windows:
To do so select follow these few simple steps:

Select a window's tab with mouse, like for example the Picture Viewer tab:
While holding left mouse button drag the window out
A docking guide will appear always while you start dragging a window:
Move a mouse along with window to chosen docking guide position
Potential window's position and size are displayed also by a frame, as shown in the image below
Release the left mouse button to drop the window:
In the result you have windows rearranged as follows

Its fun to work with windows like that.
You can now for example browse for pictures and open them for viewing on the same window
Please note that you can move windows like that also to another monitor if you wish

Tabs has also a windows's context menu that contains commands to create document groups and to move the document between groups.
To open a menu place a mouse over a window tab and press right mouse button.

Any software window can be make floating or docked a another windows.
You can also have one or more windows float above the main window.
To do so use the 'Float' command from the menu above or drag the window out and release the mouse without dropping a window onto a new position
While a window is floating you can also dock it back into the main window as well.