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3 How to use this manual

IMPORTANT: You should have read the chapter Overview before going on reading the current chapter.

This chapter describes shortly the contents of the following chapters of this manual so maybe you can find faster what you are searching for.

All ECB-windows of ECB (see ECB-windows)
Gives an introduction into the concept of ECB-windows of ECB, what they are, which different types exist, how they look, how they can be used and last but not least what they do in detail, i.e. explains every ECB-window of ECB in detail.
Activation and Deactivation (see Activation and Deactivation)
Describes how to activate and deactivate ECB and which different types of activation are possible.
Usage of ECB (see Usage of ECB)
Describes in detail how to use ECB with mouse and keyboard, explains the concept of the edit-area and the persistent compile-window, describe how to change the window-layout and hide and show special windows, which stealthy background-tasks ECB performs and so on...
Customizing ECB (see Customizing)
Gives an overview of the most important options of ECB and tell you something about do's and don'ts concerning customization of ECB. Lists all options of ECB and describe exactly the purpose of them.
Submitting a problem report (see Submitting problem report)
Instructions what to do if you encounters problems with ECB.
Upgrading and downloading ECB (see Upgrading)
Gives an introduction into the automatic option-upgrading-feature of ECB.
Common use-cases (see Common use-cases)
How to deal with common (and also some special) situations and circumstances, so e.g. working with big and small screens, working with large directories, using the builtin version-control-support of ECB, parsing non-semantic-supported sources like perl, using hide-show, working best with eshell and JDEE and some window-managers of Emacs (like escreen or winring) and many more...
Entry points for Elisp programmers (see Elisp programming)
All informations needed by programmers when using some ECB-concepts from within other elisp-libraries. This includes a full description how to use the ECB-independent library tree-buffer.el. Lists also all available hooks and describes with full working example how to program own layouts.
Conflicts and bugs of ECB (see Conflicts and bugs)
Lists all currently known bugs and problems and gives well working work-arounds.
Frequently asked Questions (see FAQ)
Take a look...
Command Index (see Command Index)
List of all interactive commands of ECB
Option Index (see Option Index)
List of all user-customizable options of ECB
Concept Index (see Concept Index)
List of all concepts introduced by ECB