Multiple Policy Tabs

When you open a policy version for editing, it is displayed in its own tab within the policy development window. Once you have reached the maximum number of tabs (set in the Preferences dialog), the Policy Manager automatically closes the oldest tab for which there are no unsaved changes. If there are no unsaved tabs, you are prompted to manually close some tabs.
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When you open a policy version for editing, it is displayed in its own tab within the policy development window. Once you have reached the maximum number of tabs (set in the Preferences dialog), the Policy Manager automatically closes the oldest tab for which there are no unsaved changes. If there are no unsaved tabs, you are prompted to manually close some tabs.
To close a tab, do either of the following:
  • Click the 'x' to the right of the tab title.
  • Right-click the tab and select one of the close tab commands. These close commands mimic those used in Web browsers. Note that the Reopen Closed Tab command will not work if the policy revision from the closed tab no longer exists.
The following are additional hints and tips relating to policy tabs:
  • You can choose how tabs should be displayed once you reach the browser's width: either wrap onto multiple rows (default) or maintain a single row that requires scrolling. This is set in the Preferences dialog.
  • You can define how many tabs can be open at once in the policy editor workspace (maximum 100). When the maximum is reached, the Policy Manager will automatically close the least recently-used tab with no unsaved changes. This is set in the Preferences dialog.
  • The Policy Manager remembers the open tabs when you disconnect (or when timeout occurs) and will reopen them for you the next time.
  • The Policy Manager automatically updates all open tabs if the service name is changed or when a policy's active status is changed.
  • When a service is deleted, all tabs related to that service are closed, regardless of whether there are unsaved changes.
  • An asterisk (*) appears next to the names of the tabs with unsaved changes.
  • Closing the last tab will result in a blank panel. Click [
    Home
    ] in the main tool bar to return to the home screen.
  • Tab titles too long to display are truncated on the interface, but will appear in full in a tooltip when you point at the tab.
  • Each tab maintains its own settings for: (1) settings from the policy tool bar: Show Comments, Show Assertion Numbers, (2) all settings for the policy search bar, and (3) position of the dividing line between the policy development window and the Policy Validation Messages pane.