The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.


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Arranging your Dashboard

NOTE: This feature is available in the Professional and Enterprise versions of both Spectra and myStratus Desktop.

The Dashboard is built to be highly customizable. You control how your Dashboard is laid out. Here are some important items you should know.


Did you know you can create your own personal Dashboard? You can create a company Dashboard that everyone has access to, as well as personal Dashboards for every user of the software. Simply select the desired Dashboard from the Dashboard Options menu. Note: Security permissions can be created that control how much access each user has to the Dashboard. See Security Groups for more information.

Moving a Panel

Each panel can be relocated or moved by simply dragging and dropping the panel. The best way to do this is to grab the panel “handle” (the three little dots on the far left edge of the panel title bar). Notice how the cursor changes to four arrows when you hover over the handle. Grab the handle and drag the entire panel to a new position.

Docking Panels

When moving a panel, you can “dock” it in many different locations.

  • Docking indicators appear when you drag a panel, giving you visual feedback on the locations where the panel can be docked.  

  • When the panel you are dragging reaches a position where it can be docked, the arrow pointing in that direction darkens and an outline of the panel appears in the designated area.

  • To dock the panel in the position indicated, just release the mouse button to "drop" it into place.

  • If the panel can join a tabbed group, the center of the diamond will darken when the cursor hovers over the tabbed group icon.

  • To dock the window in the tabbed group, just release the mouse button.

The docking indicators make it much easier to put your active panels just where you want them.

Removing Panels

  • To remove a panel from the Dashboard, simply click the "X" at the top-right corner of the panel title bar you wish to close.

  • If you close a performance panel, you can always re-add it by clicking Create New Performance Panel from your Dashboard toolbar.

  • If you close a report panel, the report is still available in your Saved Reports list. You can always add the report panel back later by clicking Create New Report from your Dashboard toolbar and then selecting the report from your Saved Reports list.

Resizing Panels

  • When you resize a Dashboard panel, the software will automatically adjust the contents of the panel to fit inside the new dimensions.

  • To resize a panel, place your cursor on the dividing line between two panels (called the splitter bar) so the cursor becomes a double arrow.

  • Left-click and drag the cursor to the new position and release the mouse button.


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