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Minimizing different areas of the interface

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Now that we know a little bit about how we can modify the interface by way of a shortcut, here I want to share with you a few handy and helpful shortcuts that you can use in order to show or to hide different areas or aspects of the overall interface. One of the things that you can do in order to open up more space for your images is to press the Tab key. By pressing the Tab key, it will show or hide the panels on the left and the right. Press the Tab key again, and it will toggle back on their visibility.

Minimizing different areas of the interface

Now that we know a little bit about how we can modify the interface by way of a shortcut, here I want to share with you a few handy and helpful shortcuts that you can use in order to show or to hide different areas or aspects of the overall interface. One of the things that you can do in order to open up more space for your images is to press the Tab key. By pressing the Tab key, it will show or hide the panels on the left and the right. Press the Tab key again, and it will toggle back on their visibility.

Well, let's say that you want to hide a lot of the interface. Well, another way to do that is to press the Shift+Tab key. By pressing Shift+Tab, it will minimize or hide a lot of the different interface elements. Press Shift+Tab one more time, and it will bring all of those elements back. Now, you may have noticed that in these different view modes, whether I press Tab, or Shift+Tab, the toolbar, which is located at the base here, was always visible. Well, how can we show or hide that aspect of the interface? You can do that by pressing the T key.

If you press the T key in any of these view modes, it will toggle the visibility of that toolbar on and off, and that's really helpful, especially if you're going to one of those view modes where you really want to minimize a lot of the interface. So, for example, if we press Shift+Tab to minimize a lot of the interface, and then we also want to minimize the toolbar, we'll just press the T key in order to hide that. Next, if you want to bring back the interface, press Shift+Tab, and then press the T key to bring back the toolbar. Now, I should point out with the toolbar that we can show or hide this in the Library module, as well as the Develop module.

Now, if you hide it in one, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will be hidden in the other. Rather, you'll need to work with the toolbar in regards to its visibility in whatever module you're in; either Library or Develop. So here I can press the T key to hide that as well. All right, well next let's go back to the Library module. In the Library module, I'll press the T key to bring back the toolbar, and let's say that what we want to do is, rather than hide a large part of the interface, we want to have precise control over the different areas of the interface.

Well, to do that, we can use our different F keys. If you look at them on your keyboard, you've F5, 6, 7, and 8. We can press the F5 key in order to hide the top of the interface. If we want to hide the filmstrip down below, press F6. If you want to hide the panels on the left, press F7, and then the panels on the right, you can press F8. By doing this, we can show or hide these different panels. So, for example, if we've hidden a lot of the interface, as I've done here, and if we want to bring part of it back by way of a shortcut, like let's say we want to bring back the filmstrip in order to select another photograph.

Well, here we can press the F6 key; that will bring back the filmstrip. Then we can click on an image, and then if we want to hide the filmstrip, we can just press that F6 key one more time. All right; well many times, as you're learning to use these shortcuts, what will happen is you'll bring back different interface elements, but it will kind of be a mess. How can you reset the interface, so that you can bring everything back all at once? Well, to do that, you just need to press Shift+Tab multiple times. Press it once in order to hide everything, then press Shift+Tab again, and it will bring all of the interface elements back into view.

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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