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1.6.3 Other Glide Features

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 Open file....

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 Files => 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 Files => One Window.

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:

To exit from Glide, choose Files => Exit.