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The Control Panel

Actually, the Control Panel isn't strictly a window. It's a windoid: a window that can be moved but not resized. Nevertheless, the Control Panel not only offers you control (over the playback of your Director movie), but it also displays important information about your movie's performance.

To the new user, the Control Panel seems like a mix of the obvious and the arcane. If you've ever operated a cassette or videotape deck, the purpose of the main arrow buttons are clear. But what about the other items? Let's look into this windoid's anatomy.


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