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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
New Window (Choice)
New Window is an action or cascading choice that displays a view of the
currently viewed data in a new window.
When to Use
RequiredProvide a New Window choice in the View menu if your application allows a
user to display a new window that contains another view of the data viewed in
the current window.
RequiredWhen New Window is an action choice, choosing it displays a new window
that contains the same view of the data as the current window, or a default
RequiredWhen New Window is a cascading choice, its cascaded menu must list the
views available to be shown in the new window.
RecommendedMake New Window an action choice when a user is most likely to want the
new window to show the view that will be chosen (for example, either the same
view or a default view).
RecommendedMake New Window a cascading choice when a user is most likely to want the
new window to show a different view than is being viewed in the current
RecommendedIf you use a cascading choice for New Window, and you cannot show
additional windows of some views, display choices for those views in the
cascaded menu with unavailable emphasis.
RecommendedUse a property that the user can set to determine whether New Window uses
the view in the current window or a default view.
RequiredDo not change the underlying data being viewed when the user opens a
window that contains a new view.
RecommendedIf you use multiple windows to display the same type of view of a file or
object, and the user makes a File menu choice in one of the windows to change
the file or object being viewed, only that window is affected; the other
windows contain the original file or object.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the View and View Menu reference pages.
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Object reference page.
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