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Manage panes

In Polypane, each viewport is referred to as a pane. In horizontal and vertical layouts you can have as many of them as you need. In focus mode, you get a single pane in the center of your view. A pane consists of two parts: the viewport, where the page is shown, and the pane header, where you can set various properties of the pane.

Adding and removing panes

Removing and adding panes can be done directly from the workspace.

To add a pane, you can:

  • Double click anywhere between panes to add a pane there,
  • Right click between panes and select "Add pane here",
  • Press ctrl/cmd n to add one on the beginning of the list,
  • Press the "+" button at the end of the panes. (You can hide this in the Global setting menu in the top right of the app.)

Polypane will automatically scroll the newest pane into view.

To delete a pane, hover over its title and a small x will appear in the top left corner of a pane. Click it to delete the pane.

If you want to stress-test your website, press shift ctrl/cmd n to randomly resize all visible panes.

Changing the order of panes

You can change the order of panes by using the arrows in the header of each pane. Hover over the header to show them. Clicking an arrow switches the pane with the one next to it. If you have shift pressed while clicking, you switch with the first or last pane.

Filtering panes

You can filter panes by type using the "filter" icon in the header.


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