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Toad for Oracle 13.1.1 - Getting Started Guide

Welcome to Toad Toad Resources Required Privileges Create and Manage Database Connections Editor Basics Schema Browser Basics Data Grid Basics Work with Data Work with Database Objects Work with Code
Write Statements and Scripts Work with the Query Builder Execute Statements and Scripts Save Statements (SQL Recall) Work with PL/SQL Objects Debug Analyze Code Optimize SQL
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Effect of Upgrades on Customizations

Customize your Toad Environment > Customize Toolbars, Menus and Commands > Effect of Upgrades on Customizations

When you customize Toad menus and toolbars, understand how they are affected the next time you upgrade Toad:

  • Toolbar and menu customizations are not auto-imported when you upgrade Toad. This allows you to see new Toad windows in your menus.
  • If you wish to restore your previous Toad settings, including your menu and toolbar customizations, go to Utilities | Copy User Settings.

  • New commands in a Toad upgrade are not added to custom toolbars. However, you can see both new commands and commands that have been completely removed from the toolbars and menus.
  • Commands that were removed from the toolbar but not the menu bar (or the other way around) do not display in the Unused area. Because of this, it may not be obvious that you have removed a command from one location and not the other.

To view new/removed commands

  1. Right-click the toolbar/menu and select Customize.
  2. Select the Commands tab.
  3. To view new commands, select [New] in the Categories field.
  4. To view commands you removed, select [Unused] in the Categories field.
  5. To add a new/removed command to a menu/toolbar, drag the command to the toolbar/menu.

 

Customize the Editor

Customize the Toad Interface

Toad provides many ways for you to customize the interface to suit your work style and improve your productivity. Most areas of the interface are customizable, from the toolbars and menus, to the grids and workspace itself. You can also set custom defaults for actions, commands, and other tasks that Toad performs for you.

 

Customize the Editor Layout

Customize your Toad Environment > Customize the Editor > Customize the Editor Layout

You can easily configure which panels display on your Editor desktop and where they display. You can select panels to display one at a time or in groups. When you have configured it, you can save the desktop with its own name, returning to it whenever the need arises. In addition, you can turn on Auto-save current desktop, and however you have the desktop set when you change tabs or close Toad will be how your desktop is defined the next time you open the Editor. You can also split the Editor to easily compare code revisions.

To display panels one at a time

  1. Right-click the Editor and select Desktop.
  2. Select the panel you want to display or hide.

To configure your desktop

  1. Right-click the panel area near the bottom of the window.
  2. Select Desktop | Configure Desktop Layout.
  3. Select the panels you want to display in the Show column, and click the drop down menus in the Dock Site column to change where the panel is docked. By default, all except the Navigator will be docked below the Editor.

To save your desktop

  1. Click on the Desktops toolbar.
  2. Enter the name you want to use for this desktop.

To use a saved desktop

From the drop-down desktop menu, select the desktop you want to use.

To restore a desktop

Click the drop-down arrow on and select Revert to last saved desktop or Restore desktop defaults.

To split the Editor

  1. Right-click the Editor and select Split Editor Layout.
  2. Select Left-Right or Top-Bottom.

To remove the split layout

Right-click in the Editor and select Split Editor Layout | Not Split.

 

Use Bookmarks

Note: The # must be called from the number row on the keyboard. Using the Number pad will not call the bookmark.

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