darktable page lede image
darktable page lede image

1.2.2. Screen layout

The general screen layout of all views is similar. There is a center area which contains most of the relevant information of that view. Then there are panels left, right, top and bottom to the center area. The left panel is typically used to provide information. The right panel offers functions to modify an image. The top and bottom panel give access to several settings and shortcuts. Each of the panels can be collapsed or expanded by pressing a triangle () located at the edge of the panel.

The left, right and filmstrip/timeline panels can be resized by dragging their borders. Size and visibility of panels are stored independently for each view.

Panel visibility can also be toggled using keyboard shortcuts, as follows:

TAB temporarily expand the centre view to fill the whole window. Press again to return to the previous view.
F11 toggle fullscreen mode
Shift+Ctrl+t show/hide top panel (between the image and the top banner)
Shift+Ctrl+b show/hide the bottom panel (beween the image and the filmstrip/timeline)
Shift+Ctrl+l show/hide the left panel
Shift+Ctrl+r show/hide the right panel
Ctrl+f show/hide the filmstrip/timeline
Ctrl+h show/hide the top banner
b show/hide all borders and panel-collapse controls