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Just the Ones You Want

As mentioned in the tip “Share and Share Alike,” you can easily add your own components to the Components panel (CTRL-F7) and access them at will without having to load them manually. The great thing about the Components panel is that it lists any and all components that are placed in a particular directory and even organizes them based on any folders you put in that directory. Go to the Configuration\Components folder. For the exact location of this folder for your operating system, look at the “Common Libraries” tip. Once you find the Components folder, you’ll see three sub-folders inside. Each one contains a list of SWC files (compiled components). If you know you’ll never use some of them, you can move them to another folder for safe-keeping so that they don’t clutter your panel.

Of course, this means you can add any components you’ve picked up and even organize them in your own folders, which will be reflected in the panel. When you’re done making changes, just go to the panel menu of the Components panel and choose Reload. This will update the panel with the changes you’ve made. Love it!


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