Navigating through the application

Once the KillDisk application is launched, you will be presented with the main KillDisk application dashboard. From here you can use any of KillDisks' tools with your system. This section will outline the main components of the application. The full functionality and features of these components are discussed in their corresponding sections later in this documentation:

Figure: KillDisk application dashboard

File menu bar
The file menu bar contains can be manipulated to perform nearly any operation in KillDisk, such as accessing elements of the program such a settings and help, changing views and what is visible in the dashboard, opening tools, and navigating between KillDisk's windows.
Tabbed Windows
Here, you may move between KillDisk tabbed windows, the main windows being Disk Explorer, Application Log etc..
Command Toolbar
The command toolbar is a dynamic toolbar that allows the user to perform Tabbed Window-specific actions, depending on what window the user is in and what element is selected.
View Selection
Only available in the Disk Explorer View, this View Selection allows you to manipulate how the bays are displayed in the Windowed view, manipulating the type of graphics used to show the bays and the cardinality of the bays in the Disk Bay View.
Windowed view
Contains the window that is currently open.
Output window
Contains the log of operations KillDisk has performed.
Batch control window
The Batch control window is an easily accessible interface to create, delete and manipulate disk batches.
Advanced tool tabs
These tabs allow for navigation between the different advanced tool windows.
Advanced tool window
This window shows the data for the Advanced tool selected. The window can be moved, popped out and re-sized.

To browse through each of these views, click on each tab in turn. You may also open a view from the View menu.

To close the current view at any time, press CTRL+F4. To open any closed view, select it from the View menu.

The status bar, at the bottom of the workspace shows the current status of the application or status of the activity in progress.