The File Navigator is a panel that sits docked at the right-hand side of EditPad’s window. You can make it visible by selecting File Navigator in the View menu. You can dock the panel elsewhere by dragging its caption bar or its tab.
The File Navigator requires a file navigation scheme to be functional. Without such a scheme, the File Navigator will remain empty. You can select a file navigation scheme for each file type on the Navigation tab in the file type configuration.
Based on the file navigation scheme, the File Navigator displays the structure of the file in a collapsible tree. By clicking on items in the tree, you can quickly navigate to various parts of the file. Some items may be linked to more than one part in the file. If you click the same item repeatedly, the file navigator will cycle through all the parts the item is linked to.
When you click an item, the File Navigator will keep keyboard focus. To give the editor keyboard focus, double-click an item or press Enter while the File Navigator has keyboard focus.
To select the part of the file an item is linked to, press the Shift key on the keyboard while you click on the item. If you press Shift and double-click, the part will be selected and the editor will receive keyboard focus. If you prefer to use the keyboard, keep Shift depressed while you navigate with the arrow keys. Press Shift+Enter to select the part and activate the editor.
If an item is linked to multiple parts of the file, those parts become linked in an additional way. If the cursor is already inside one of the parts, you can press Alt+Arrow Up and Alt+Arrow Down on the keyboard to cycle through the linked parts while the editor has keyboard focus. E.g. the Delphi scheme links method declarations from the interface section of a unit and the method implementations from the implementation section into a single node representing the method. When the text cursor is inside a method declaration, you can press Alt+Up or Alt+Down to jump to the implementation, and back.