When moving the mouse cursor over an event in a timeline or an entry in a profile, expanded information on the respective entry is seen in the status bar at the bottom of the View for a few seconds. After this, or when the mouse moves into the status bar, it provides buttons that show the current settings and that enable changing the current settings. These shortcut buttons are described below:
The leftmost button in the status bar opens a dialog box that sets the time interval. More about the time interval dialog box is available in Section 5.8. The title on this button is of the form "$Start, $End: $Duration". The status bar in Figure 3-6 shows that the start position of the time interval is at 0.0 seconds, the end position at 2.072 seconds and that the duration is 2.072 seconds. The button appears flat when the full time range of the file is shown.
This button shows the current unit of time and switches the unit from seconds to ticks and vice versa. The button appears flat if the unit in use is seconds and appears raised when using ticks.
This button shows the current process aggregation. By default, this is All_Processes. Click this button to open the Process Group Editor dialog box, which is explained in Section 5.3. The button appears flat for the default process aggregation.
This button shows the current function aggregation. Per default, this is Major Function Groups. Clicking this button opens the Function Group Editor dialog box, which is explained in Section 5.4. The button appears flat for the default function aggregation.
Tagging and Filtering
The buttons labeled Tag and Filter open the Tagging dialog box (see Section 5.2) and the Filtering dialog box (see Section 5.1) respectively. These buttons appear flat if no tagging/filtering is selected.