General interface organization

The gda-browser is composed of one or more top level windows, each window relating to a single connection (which name is in its title). For any given connection, several windows can be opened (use the Window ▸ New window menu or the Ctrl+N shortcut).

A connection window

Window opened for the 'c1' connection (and the Schema browser perspective)

Within each window, several perspectives are available which are adapted to different activities:

The currently displayed perspective can be changed individually for each window, and, as all perspectives have an action area composed of tabs, tabs can be moved from one window to the other if the source and destination window are for the same connection, and display the same perspective (simply drag and drop a tab from one window to the other using the tab's label as a handle).