To navigate the graph on the desktop you can:

  • Use mouse and/or keyboard shortcuts to pan, rotate, and zoom in and out of the view, enter full screen mode, and display information windows.

  • Use the Center To and Fly Out toolbar icons to reposition your view of the graph.

  • Use full-text keyword search on properties of the graph data to search for an individual node and center the graph on it.

  • Open a Table to search for one or more nodes or edges, center the graph on it, and optionally, select the data.

You can use mouse and/or keyboard shortcuts to pan, rotate, and zoom in and out of the view, enter full screen mode, and display information windows.

You can also use the mouse to operate GraphXR’s GUI navigation controls.

The following table lists available desktop navigation shortcuts.

Action

Shortcut Keys

Description

Function

Pan

Left mouse click drag or
1+Left mouse click drag

Pan right, left, up or down.

Navigation

Zoom

mouse scroll or
2+left mouse click drag

Drag up to zoom in, down to zoom out

Navigation

Rotate (Manual)

Right mouse click drag or
3+Left mouse click drag

Rotate right, left, up or down, centered on a selection, or the center of all nodes.

Navigation

Rotate (Automatic)

Ctrl+O

Toggle to rotate all data continuously around a selected center, or stop rotating.

Navigation

Stepwise Move

Arrow key click (right, left, up, or down)

Move all the data a step right, left, up, or down.

Navigation

Reset view

Alt+Shift+R

Reset entire view to the center of the graph. NOTE: Click the Fly Out icon to center all the graph data on the screen, and the Center To icon to center the view on selected nodes.

Navigation

Show info

Ctrl+I

Displays the information window for a selected node.

Information

Hide menu

Esc

Hides a panel (i.e. Project, Table, etc.) or information window.

Information

Full Screen

Ctrl+F

Enter full screen mode. Press Esc to exit full screen.

Navigation

To display shortcut keys reference:

  • In a project’s graph space, click the Shortcut Key icon located at the lower left of the browser window.

The Fly Out and Center To icons on the context toolbar let you reposition your view of the graph.

  • Click the Fly Out icon to display all the graph data centered in your browser window. This is equivalent to clicking the Reset circle in the GUI navigation controls.

  • Click the Center To icon to zoom in to a view of the data centered on a selected node or nodes.

You can use full-text keyword search on properties of nodes in the graph to locate and center the graph on an individual node.

To locate a node using a keyword search:

  1. Click the icon to the right of the search bar at the top of the graph space to toggle to Search From Graph.

  2. Enter a search term. For example, “win” to find a character named “Wind”.

    As you enter the term, all nodes with property values matching the search term are selected. A list by category and node of matching results appears below the search bar. The example search returned two matching Character nodes, one of which is the one we want.

  3. Click the airplane icon on the left to select that node and center it in the graph space.

You can roll over any individual result to display a quick information panel with more details.

Using the category or relationship of a node or edge, you can search a table and click on one of its rows to center the graph on a node or edge of interest.

To navigate to a node or edge from a table:

  1. Click Table in the Main Menu.

  2. In the Table panel's Category tab, click a category to display a table of its nodes in the graph.
    OR
    In the Table panel's Relationship tab, click a relationship name to display a table of its edges in the graph.

  3. Enter a search term in the Search field.

  4. You can
    • Click Select All to select all the search results.
    OR
    • Click the table row for the node (or edge) you want. The graph centers on the node (or edge).
    You can then use left mouse click to select it.

In a table, property values are shown as columns in alphabetical order by property name. Use the scroll bar to locate the property values returned by the search.