Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
The menus (Figure 2.10) provide alternative access to many of the functions of the interface. A key point in introducing menus is that they can be navigated from the keyboard, and contain keyboard shortcuts so that we can navigate more easily through Rattle using the keyboard.
The Project menu provides access to the Open and Save options for loading and saving projects from/to files. Projects allow the current state of your interaction with Rattle to be saved to file for continuing later.
The Tools menu provides access to some of the other toolbar functions as well as access to specific tabs.
The Settings menu allows us to control a number of optional characteristics of Rattle. This includes tooltips and the use of the more modern Cairo graphics device.
Extensive help is available through the Help menu. The structure of the menu follows that of the Tabs of the main interface. On selecting a help topic, a brief text popup will display some basic information. Many of the popups then have the option of displaying further information, which will be displayed within a Web browser. This additional documentation comes directly from the documentation provided by R or the relevant R package.
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