You may have observed that some of the menu selections contain abbreviations; e.g.,
(C-x C-f) for
Open file... in the
Files menu. These are shortcut keys that you can use instead of selecting menu items. The <C> stands for <Ctrl>; thus
(C-x C-f) means <Ctrl-x> followed by <Ctrl-f>, and this sequence can be used instead of selecting
Files and then
To abort a Glide command, type <Ctrl-g>.
If you want Glide to start with an existing source file, you can either launch Glide as above and then open the file via
Open file..., or else simply pass the name of the source file on the command line:
$ glide hello.adb&
While you are using Glide, a number of buffers exist. You create some explicitly; e.g., when you open/create a file. Others arise as an effect of the commands that you issue; e.g., the buffer containing the output of the tools invoked during a build. If a buffer is hidden, you can bring it into a visible window by first opening the
Buffers menu and then selecting the desired entry.
If a buffer occupies only part of the Glide screen and you want to expand it to fill the entire screen, then click in the buffer and then select
If a window is occupied by one buffer and you want to split the window to bring up a second buffer, perform the following steps:
Split Window; this will produce two windows each of which holds the original buffer (these are not copies, but rather different views of the same buffer contents)
To exit from Glide, choose