Configuring perspectives

In addition to configuring the layout of a perspective in the application interface, you can customize the options that are available from the Window menu; as well as the buttons and menu options that are available from the toolbar and the menu bar.

About this task

The aspects of a perspective that you can control:
  • The buttons available on the toolbar.
  • The options available in the menus of the menu bar.
  • The command groups of the perspective.
  • The shortcuts that are available in the perspective.

To configure a perspective:


  1. Switch to the perspective that you want to configure.
  2. Select Window > Customize Perspective.
    The Customize Perspective window opens.
  3. Select the tab that contains the options that you want to customize.
  4. Expand the item that you want to customize.
  5. Use the check boxes to select the elements that you want to see on drop-down menus in the selected perspectives. Items that you do not select will still be accessible by clicking the Other menu option.
  6. Click OK.