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User manual, GOTaxExplorer, Version 1.0

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

The graphical user interface can be divided into three parts. The status bar at the bottom of the window provides information on running tasks like queries. The menu bar is used to show the frames in the workplace and to select query options. The workplace contains the different frames which can be resized and minimized.

Figure 1: Main window of GOTaxExplorer with query and result frame visible.

The menu bar

The menu bar provides options for displaying input and result views and for choosing query options. All options are accessible with shortkeys.

The File menu

The file menu provides three options.

Figure 2: The File menu.

The Frames menu

The Frames menu allows to show the different frames in the main window. Furthermore, it allows to change the tree displayed in the query frame.

Figure 3: The Frames menu.

The Query menu

The Query menu provides the possibility to change query options that influence the results shown.

Figure 4: The Query menu.

The Results menu

The Results menu allows to save results to a file and to delete results from the result frame. The 2D and 3D views on the result sets can be toggled from this menu.

Figure 5: The Results menu.