The MediaMatrix Screen Display
The MediaMatrix screen display is made up of a main menu bar at the top of the MediaMatrix window, a main window area below that where you design and operate your sound system, and three optional screen areas that assist you, but can be turned on and off selectively. This includes the TAB View Window, the Terminal Window, and the Status Bar.
The Main Menu Bar
The main menu bar is where you make selections when using MediaMatrix. It provides choices for: File, Edit, Device, Mode, Tools, User, Window, and Help. The main menu bar is always displayed at the top of the MediaMatrix window.
The Main Window
This is where you work within MediaMatrix to design your system and operate it. MediaMatrix uses nested windows within this main menu area. As such, this is the main "Parent" window, and all windows opened within it are known as "Child" menus. Child menus can have child menus within them, and those can have child windows within them, etc. This is referred to within MediaMatrix as "Heirarchy".
The TAB View Window
The TAB VIew Window is used to provide a tree view of devices, and in the Paint Mode to select from the color pallette. It can be opened by selecting "Window | Show TAB View", or by hitting function key F11.
The Terminal Window
The terminal window gives you technical feedback regarding your MediaMatrix system, and is useful in advanaced system design, and for troubleshooting purposes. It can be opened by selecting "Window | Show Terminal", or by hitting function key F10.
The Status Bar
The Status bar, located across the bottom of the main Window gives information regarding the status of MediaMatrix. There are several fields in the Status Bar as follows (not all of the fields are visible all of the time).