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User Interface

The interface of the program makes it possible to work simultaneously with multiple active windows. It provides maximum convenience in your work with the program. You can use one window to watch the data flow and another one to open detailed information about the device or a data packet. Open windows, their positions and statuses are defined in your workspace that you can save and load. You can see the main elements of the program in fig.1.



Fig.1 Program window


1.Main menu - contains items for quick access to all main functions of the program;

2.Monitor window - allows you to monitor the traffic transferred between the host and the device;

3.USB devices window - shows all connected devices;

4.Performance monitor window - allows you to evaluate the performance of your device during a data transfer;

5.A tooltip in the monitor window;

6.Taskbar - shows the titles of all windows open in your workspace;

7.Status bar - shows a hint for each interface element when the mouse pointer is over it or in some cases shows the progress of some operation.


You will find more detailed descriptions of these interface elements in next sections.


There are three ways to open the window you need.


Method 1. Using the New window wizard


It is recommended to use it while you are getting acquainted with the program. Contains a step-by-step instruction how to configure a window of each type. To open the wizard, select the File | New menu item. In this case you will see the window displayed in fig.2.



Fig.2 New window wizard


Select the type of the window you are creating and click the Next button. Follow the instructions of the wizard to select the device, configure filtering and specify the name of the log file where it is necessary.


Method 2. Using the context menu


You can use this method in your everyday work when you are already familiar with the interface of the program. To open the window you need, you should select the device in the list of USB devices [3] and right-click it (you can also open this menu using the Tools item in the main menu). Select the type of the window you want to open in the context menu. It will open the window with the default parameters. You will have to customize the new window.






Note: The Monitor window and the Performance monitor window can be opened only for USB devices. You cannot open these windows for host controllers and hubs.


Method 3. Loading a workspace


You can use this method in your everyday work when you are already familiar with the interface of the program. It is recommended to save your workspace in case you need to restore several windows. The procedure of working with workspaces is described in the corresponding section.


Toolbars, the menu and the USB devices window are made moveable for your convenience. In order to move an interface element to a new location, you should press and hold down the left mouse button on the title bar of the element or on the vertical line to the left of it (for the toolbar) and move the interface element to its new location.