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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: browser components

Browser components are panels located on the numbers side of the browser. Each browser component corresponds to one aspect of the simulation and shows one or more values.

Browser components can show any one of these types of aspects:

gif/20000000.gif Boolean: a simple yes/no choice
gif/20000000.gif Simple number: an integer or real single value, or a list of real values
gif/20000000.gif S Curve: a parameter describing an exponential function for which two points are adjusted
gif/20000000.gif Radio button list: a list of choices of which only one can be selected
gif/20000000.gif Check box list: a list of choices of which any number can be selected
gif/20000000.gif Color: a color rectangle and red-green-blue values for a color
gif/20000000.gif 3D object: a 3D object is shown, and clicking on it brings up the 3D object chooser
gif/20000000.gif Harvest item: a harvest icon is shown, and clicking on the icon brings up the Harvest item editor

Browser components have some basic parts, which always act the same way.

gif/20000000.gif Numbers or words: Any number or word with a line under it can be clicked on and will do something, unless it is drawn in gray. Numbers and words drawn in gray do not apply to the currently selected object.
gif/20000000.gif Names: The name of each browser component is at its top. Clicking on the name selects the component. Double-clicking on the name opens or closes the component.
gif/20000000.gif Lines: Called sliders, the lines that represent values go from one bound to another. The bounds are drawn either on both sides of the line or directly under it. For example, percent goes from 0 to 100.
gif/20000000.gif Slider buttons: If a slider has something that looks like a button gif/00000233.gif, you can click on it and drag it around. If a slider has no button, its value cannot be changed.
gif/20000000.gif Units: If you click on a unit, like kg/ha, you move to the next unit possible for that aspect. (Shift-click to move backward.) If only one unit is available for that aspect, nothing will happen.
gif/20000000.gif Bounds: These are numbers that show the extent of the values shown by sliders. Clicking on a bound brings up the Bounds change window, where you can change the bounds for the aspect.

For more information on browser components, see How to change a value in a browser component.

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