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TkSurfer consists of two windows. The Display Window displays data. The Tools Window has toolbars, a menu bar, and display areas for the cursor and mouse location.

Display Window


Here is a look at the Display window. From looking in the title bar, you can see that the subject is called bert-brf. Here we see an inflated hemisphere surface with a grayscale curvature overlay and a colored functional overlay.

Tools Window


The menu bar at the top of the Tools Window contains four menus. The File menu is for loading and unloading data and for saving changes. The Edit menu contains an undo item and selection utilities. The View menu contains options for specifying what data are displayed and configuring how these data are displayed. The Tools menu contains commands and utilities for working on data.

The top toolbar contains buttons for various cutting, drawing, and filling actions. Beneath that are three navigation panes used to rotate, translate, and zoom the view of the surface.

Beneath that is an area divided into halves. Each half displays information about the cursor (left half) or mouse location (right half). This area expands downwards are more data types are loaded and have information that need displaying. You can go directly to a vertex index by typing into the field labeled Vertex Index underneath the Cursor area.