2.4 Using Panels to Organize Your Home Folder

Panels enable you to display multiple panels in a single, customized view. You can display any folder in a panel. You can also display an address book or a Web page in a panel.

2.4.1 Understanding Panels

A panel is a customized view of information in GroupWise. For example, the default Home view has an Unread Messages panel that displays a list of items you have not read. The Tasklist panel is another default panel on the Home view. The Tasklist panel displays items that are in your Tasklist folder.

A panel can be created to display a multitude of information, from unread items to a summary calendar. A predefined list of panels has been created, but you can also create your own custom panels.

Figure 2-8 The GroupWise Panels

2.4.2 Resizing a Panel

You might want to resize the height of a panel to display more or less information. To change the height of a panel, move your mouse cursor to the top of the line until Resize mouse cursordisplays, then drag the mouse cursor up or down to resize the panel.

2.4.3 Moving a Panel

  1. Place your cursor in the title bar of a panel, then drag and drop the panel to its new location.

  2. Resize surrounding panels to accommodate the panel in its new location.

See also Customizing a Panel.

2.4.4 Customizing a Panel

  1. Right-click the folder that you want to modify the panels for, then click Properties.

  2. Click the Display tab.

  3. Select Panels from the View By drop-down list.

  4. Click Customize Panels.

    Customize panels
  5. Select whether you want to view the panels in one, two, or three columns.

    If you select Three or more columns, select the number of columns in the column field.

  6. Select from the list of available panels, or create your own panels by clicking New Panel.

  7. Click Add next to the column you want the column to display in.

  8. (Optional) Click Move Up or Move Down to position the column where you want it to display.

  9. Click OK.

2.4.5 Creating a New Panel

  1. Click the panel drop-down arrow, then click Add Panel.

  2. Click New Panel.

    New panel
  3. Type the panel name in the Name the new panel field.

  4. Select whether you want the panel to display a folder or Web page.

    If you select a folder, click Change Folder to select the folder to display the contents of.


    If you select a Web page, type the URL of the Web page in the Selected web page field.

  5. Select a display setting from the Choose display settings drop-down list.

    Calendar: Displays the panel as a graphical calendar.

    Details: Displays the details for items in the panel.

    Discussion Thread: Groups the items in the panel according to threads.

    Tasklist: Displays the panel as a Tasklist.


    Click More Display Settings for additional display settings.

  6. (Optional) Click Filter to add a filter to the panel.

  7. Click OK, then click Add to display the panel.

2.4.6 Removing a Panel

  1. Click the panel drop-down arrow, then click Close.