The Sidebar is an application window, which can be similar to the Windows taskbar docked to the desktop borders. The Sidebar can fade in/out automatically and manually or permanently visible. The context menu of the sidebar can be displayed by right-clicking on the dotted area.

Sohw/hide title bar of tab windows

Hide title bar: In order to maximize the available space for displaying content, the title bar of an embedded tab window can be hidden via the context menu.

Show title bar: A hidden title bar can be displayed again via the context menu of the sidebar or the context menu of the tab window.

Examples of showing and hiding the title bar of a speed dial panel.

Hint: If a tab window contains more then one dialog (eg, two speed dial panels) so that they are displayed on Tab registers, the title bar can not be hidden.

Position and size of the Sidebar

The sidebar can be docked on all sides of the entire desktop area (if multiple monitors) or a single monitor.

Positioning by drag and drop: Click with the left mouse button on the dotted area and drag the sidebar to the new position on the appropriate monitor. After releasing the mouse positioning is completed.

Positioning via the context menu: A right-click on the dotted area opens the context menu. Via the items "Position" and "Monitor" you can move the sidebar to a new location.

Customize the size of the Sidebar: Click with the left mouse button on the active edge and drag the sidebar to the desired size.

Hint: While reducing the size of the sidebar, parts of the contents of the embedded dialogs may pushed out of the visible area. 

Show, hide and close the Sidebar

The sidebar supports various display options such as permanent display, manual or automatic fade by mouse, hotkey or call state.

Keep permanent visible: In this mode, the sidebar is always visible and the desktop range is limited according to the size of the sidebar.

Auto-hiding: In this mode, the sidebar is hidden automatically when:

  1. another window is activated and the mouse is outside the sidebar.
  2. a phone call is ended and the sidebar was previously displayed automatically by a phone call (see Configuration).

Manual hiding: If the option "Hide automatically" is disabled, the sidebar can be hidden manually:

  1. via the context menu "Hide".
  2. by double clicking on the dotted area.
  3. by pressing the assigned hotkey, if the option "Use also to hide" is activated (see Configuration).

Fade in:  A hidden sidebar is displayed again if:

  1. the mouse is moved to the corresponding position.
  2. the assigned hotkey is pressed (see Configuration).
  3. a telephone call is detected and "Show on call" option is enabled (see Configuration).

Close Sidebar: The sidebar is closed and removed from the desktop. The configuration of the sidebar is completely retained.

A closed Sidebar can be displayed again:

  1. via the "Window" menu of the main application window.
  2. via the system tray icon menu (right click).
  3. by pressing the assigned hot key (see Configuration).
  4. by opening one of the embedded windows (eg speed dial panel) via the "Window" menu.

Configure, add or remove a Sidebar

The configuration of the Sidebar, you can open via main menu [Options > Windows] or via the context menu "Window Configuration".

Add Sidebar: Select in the component list of the Options dialog the item "Window". A right-click on the item will open a context menu. Select the appropriate entry to add a new sidebar.

Remove Sidebar: Select the sidebar in the component list of the Options dialog. A right-click on the item will open a context menu. Select the entry "Delete" to remove the sidebar.

More information:
The Options dialog - Add, remove and rename Components...