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Setting View Options for the Status Window

The Options Dialog is available from the View menu. This allows you to specify various LifeKeeper display characteristics. These settings, along with all checkbox menu item settings and the various window sizes, are stored between sessions in the file .lkGUIpreferences in your home folder on the client machine.  This file is used by both the web and application clients. The preference settings on each client machine are independent of those on other machines.  If you want to synchronize preference settings between two machines, you may do so permanently by sharing the preference files or temporarily by moving copies between the machines.

  1. On the View Menu, click Options. The View Options Dialog is displayed.

  2. To arrange the display of resources in the status window, click the Display Options tab and then select the option group you would like to modify. See the detailed explanation of the option groups below.

  3. Click OK to save your settings and return to the status window.

Resource Labels

This option group allows you to specify whether resources are viewed in the resource hierarchy tree by their tag name or ID.

Note: The resource tag/ID shown in the resource hierarchy tree belongs to the server having the lowest priority number. If you wish to see the tag/ID for a resource on a specific server,  left-click the resource instance cell in the table and its tag/ID will be displayed in the message bar.

By tag name:

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By ID:

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Resource Tree

This option group allows you to specify the sorting order of the resources in the resource hierarchy tree.

Top level resources in the resource hierarchy tree may be sorted manually by left-clicking the resource in the tree and "dragging" it to a new position.  The order depends on what resource is moved and the location in the tree to which it has been moved.

Note: The 0 (zero) and 9 (nine) keys are defined as hot/accelerator keys to facilitate quickly expanding or collapsing the resource hierarchy tree. The mouse can be used to expand or collapse the complete tree by clicking on the title area of the resource hierarchy tree; double-click to expand and single-click to collapse.

Comm Path Status

This option group allows you to specify the representation of comm path status in the server status graphic.

Row Height

This option group allows you to control the row height of the resources in the table. The choices are Default, Small and Smallest.

Note: The "+" and "-" keys are defined as hot/accelerator keys to facilitate quickly resizing resources in the resource hierarchy tree and table.

Column Width

This option group allows you to control the column width of the servers and resources in the table. The choices are:

Note: The 7 (seven) and 8 (eight) keys are defined as hot/accelerator keys to facilitate quickly resizing the column size of resources in the resource hierarchy table.

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