Main Window

Main Window Sections


User interface

The User Interface article explains how to use the various types of GUI controls in energyXT2.

Main Toolbar

This is the top section of the main energyXT2 window:


Toolbar functions

Title bar
Displays the version of energyXT2 that is running, as well as your registered name (or “DEMO” if XT2 is in demo mode).
Minimize Button
Minimizes the main window.
Maximize/Restore Button (F11)
Maximizes the main window, or restores it to the size it was before maximization.
Close Button
Closes energyXT2. If you have unsaved changes, XT2 will ask if you want to save. Same as File > Exit.
Menu Bar
Contains File, Edit, Window, and XT menus. When a window is docked and maximized, that window's menu is also combined into the main menu bar.
Browser Button
Shows/hides the Browser (F3). Same as Window > Browser.
Recent Project Dropdown
Displays the name of the current project, or “<new project>” if it hasn't been saved yet. Click on the menu for a list of recent projects.
MIDI Indicator / Controller Map Button
Clicking here opens the Controller Map. This button also lights up when XT2 receives MIDI data.
Metronome Button
Left-click toggles the Metronome on and off (C). Right-click displays a menu with more options.
Tempo Box
Displays the project tempo. Drag up and down to adjust, or double-click to type in a number. Increase or decrease in 1-bpm increments by right-clicking on the left or right side of the box. Can be controlled by MIDI using the Controller Map.
Play (Space / Enter), Stop (0 / Space / Enter), Rewind to Start (3 / Home), Loop (L), Record (R). Can be controlled by MIDI using the Controller Map.
Render Button (F5)
Opens the Export Project dialog. Only works when there is a Sequencer in the project. Same as File > Export Project….
Song position/time
Only visible when there is a Sequencer in the project. Displays the position of the playback cursor as bars:beats:ticks or minutes:seconds:milliseconds. Left-click to switch between the two formats.
Frequency Bands
Optionally turn these off in Global Setup.
Undo & Redo Buttons (Ctrl Z / Ctrl Y)
With short text describing what will happen if you click them. Same as Edit > Undo/Redo.
Dock Bar
Displays the docked pages. Drag & drop to rearrange. Left-click, use the mouse wheel, or use keyboard shortcuts (F1/F2 by default) to choose the active page. Right-click to add, delete, or rename a page.
Provides a description of the control the mouse is hovering over, along with the configured keyboard shortcut for that action, if any. You can disable this display in Global Setup.


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See the Browser section for more information.


Docking is a good way to keep your windows organized. Almost any window can be docked by right-clicking its title bar. See the Docking section for more information.

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