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The basics of the Storga user interface

If you are using a web browser to access Storga, you can ignore this document altogether, which only concerns the native Storga client.

General organization of the workspace

This is what a classic Storga window looks like.

the left part contains the menus of the Storga application

the right part is reserved for the window manager

the top part is used to display context menus, mainly for entering information

the bottom window is mainly used to display help messages

In this document, we will see all the details concerning the Storga window manager, that is to say mainly the content of the right part.

All the details about scrolling

When using the native Storga client, there are never any elevators to scroll through the contents of the window.

On a station with a two-button mouse, you move the mouse while keeping the right mouse button pressed. You can also use the dial if there is one.

On a station with a touch screen (recent), or a station with a trackpad (also recent), you can use a two-finger swipe to scroll through the contents of the window.

The particular case of Mac stations: if you want to use a mouse and not a trackpad, use a two-button mouse, or a 'Magic mouse' for which you have activated the right click option in the preferences from OSX. Note, however, that one of the two following solutions may temporarily help you out: either hold down the 'control' key on the keyboard, then move the mouse while holding the single mouse button down as well, or activate single scrolling. single finger (so with the single mouse button) as described below.

However, when using the touch interface directly on the screen, it may be more enjoyable to be able to scroll through content using just one finger, especially when reading long documents. Storga therefore makes it possible to activate an alternative operating mode, namely single-finger scrolling.

Finally, it is possible to scroll the screen using the keyboard via the Windows combination an arrow. Windows page up and Windows page down allow you to scroll to the full height of the Storga window at once.

Setting the Touch Mode Operation

The icon opposite in the window manager on the right provides access to the icons allowing you to specify the desired scrolling mode:

Activate scroll mode with two fingers, or with the right mouse button.
This is the default, and recommended when using a mouse or trackpad.

Activate scroll mode with one finger, or with the left mouse button.
We may prefer this mode to work on a touch screen.

The scrolling mode active when Storga starts up can also be permanently set. To do this, access the Storga client configuration page (icon opposite in the Stroga menu on the left, then 'General client' button) and adjust the 'User interface' field. The value 'Mouse and pad' corresponds to scrolling with two fingers, the value 'Touchscreen' corresponds to scrolling with one finger.

When you activate the one-finger scrolling mode, since the drag is used to scroll the content of the screen, it can no longer be used to select text or a series of blocks.
New icons therefore appear in the far right column, which allow you to activate sub modes of single finger scrolling mode:

Make the touch keyboard appear or disappear.

Touching a location on the screen will only move the cursor of the simulated virtual mouse finger, without clicking.
This sub-mode is used to display in the bottom window the help which normally appears when the mouse hovers over a button or an input field, without causing the activation of the button thus hovered.

This sub-mode allows you to make a selection.
The first touch without dragging will specify the start of the selection, the second will specify the end.

This sub-mode is the default one where a swipe of the finger is used to scroll the contents of the window.

Optimize the size of what is displayed according to the capacity of your screen and your view

To adjust the display scale, click on the icon opposite in the window manager on the right, to display the column for adjusting the display parameters, then use the icon with a magnifying glass or a magnifying glass - to adjust the scale.
Click on the white cross on a black background to close the display parameter adjustment column.

You can also permanently adjust the display scale by accessing the Storga client configuration page (icon opposite in the Stroga menu on the left, then 'General client' button) and by modifying the 'Scale of visualization '.
Note: Storga must be restarted for the new scale to be taken into account.

Window organization

Storga allows 12 sessions to be opened simultaneously. It is the equivalent of 'Tab browsing' in web browsers.
To switch from one session to another, simply click on the right of the window on the number of the session to activate. On the keyboard, press Ctrl F x or x is the session number to activate.

You can copy the current URL of a session, and also its history, in another by dragging and dropping from the current session number to another session number. This handy feature has no equivalent in web browsers. On the keyboard, press Ctrl Windows F x

You can split the screen to allow multiple sessions to be displayed simultaneously. To do this, click on the icon opposite in the window manager on the right to display a second column next to it allowing you to adjust the position of the current session.

\u003d use the whole screen

\u003d only use the left half of the screen

etc.

You can also obtain the positioning of the session on the keyboard, using a Windows Ctrl sequencea letter :
The letters AZE ... QSD ... WXC correspond to a keypad on the left of the French keyboard, so we choose the letter according to the desired position for the session, for example Ctrl Windows Q for the left half.

AT

Z

E

Windows Ctrl

Q

S

D

W

X

VS

Finally, you can even adjust the position of the separation between the right and left part of the screen using the icons opposite.
Here too, we can obtain the same result on the keyboard using a Ctrl Windows sequence.an arrow

URLs

Like web browsers, Storga uses a notion of URL to indicate the unique identifier of the document being viewed or edited. On the other hand, in Storga, the display of the URL bar above the screen is not permanent; it is activated via the icon opposite in the window manager on the right, and deactivated via the white cross on a black background which then appears.

At the URL bar level, the following functions are available. They are roughly the same as what we find in a web browser:

Load the page corresponding to the URL indicated in the input field just to the left of the button.

Reload the page.

Go back to the previous page.

Go to the page which has been defined as 'home page'.
In Storga, the 'home page' is by default the root of the site, and can be modified by editing the user's file.

Display the 'login' window on top of the window.

'Permanent Login' stores your password on disk, so it's convenient, but not that great from a security perspective. The optimum choice therefore depends on the level of confidentiality of the data you access, and the level of physical security (security of the premises and access to your office, landline or laptop).
The 'logout' button allows you to deactivate the permanent login.

Perform a 'logout'.