Interface - Sidebar

The sidebar is on the left side of Eagle and is mainly responsible for navigation. The location is as shown below:


Hide sidebar

If you want to hide the sidebar and maximize the image list, you can click the shortcut "Tab" to quickly hide the sidebar. 


LIbrary 

The library is the way that Eagle saves images. All the images added will be saved in the library. You can click the library name to complete the following operations. Click for details.

  • Create libraries
  • Switch libraries
  • Recently used library
  • Clear history
  • Force reload
  • Merge libraries

Switch Folder Button

We can see the switch folder button next to the library name, click the button to open the switch folder window. After clicking the button, you can select or search the folder you need to complete the operation.


Create Folder Button

We can see the create folder button next to the switch folder button. You can click the "+" button to quickly create the folder and smart folder.


Default Navigation

Default navigation is on the top of the sidebar, as shown below:

  • All
  • Uncategorized
  • Untagged
  • Random
  • All Tags
  • Trash 

Advanced Navigation

If you want to add "Random" or "Quick Access" to the sidebar, clicking "Eagle" > "Preference" > "Sidebar" and checking the item that you want to add to the sidebar as navigation.  

  • Random
    Eagle provides "Random" navigation. You can see the images saved in the past and you might find inspirations by the random arrangement. Click for details.
  • Quick Access
    If you always in trouble finding the folder that is used frequently, you can use the "Quick Access" feature to resolve this problem. Click for details.

Right-click the folder, select “Add to Quick Access” to complete the addition.

Right-click the folder, select “Remove from Quick Access” to complete the removal.


Smart Folder

The smart folder is a kind of image classification feature of Eagle. Different from the general folder, the qualified images will be automatically added to the smart folder. You only need to set it once and you can save time for categorizing images. Click for details.

Create Smart Folders

We can see the smart folder feature on the sidebar, click the "+" button to create the smart folder. After opening the creation window, you can name the smart folder and select conditions. 


Remove Smart Folders

Right-click the smart folder and select "Remove Folder" or using the hotkey "⌘ + Delete" to delete smart folders.


Rename Smart Folders

You can use "F2", "Enter", "double click" to rename smart folders.


Change the Smart Folder's Icon and Color

Eagle supports custom smart folder icons and colors. By costuming smart folders, you can categorize and search for folders easier.


Sort Smart Folders

Smart folders can be moved by dragging and dropping, or left-clicking on the smart folder to select "Sort Folders by Title". You can change the arrangement according to your needs.


Export Smart Folders

Right-click the smart folder you want to export, select " Export...", and select "Export to Computer" or "Export to Eagle Package" according to your requirements. Click for details.


Folder

Eagle supports hierarchical folders, you can drag and drops folders to the desired location or right-click the folder and select "New Subfolder" to create a subfolder.

Create Folders

We can see the folder feature on the sidebar, click the  "+" button to create the smart folder. After creating the folder, you can name the smart folder. 


Remove Folders

Right-click the smart folder and select  "Remove Folder" or using the hotkey "⌘ + Delete" to delete folders.


Rename Folders

You can use  "F2""Enter""double click" to rename folders.


Change the Folder's Icon and Color

Eagle supports custom folder icons and colors. By costuming folders, you can categorize and search for folders easier.


Sort Folders

Folders can be moved by dragging and dropping, or left-clicking on the smart folder to select  "Sort Folders by Title". You can change the arrangement according to your needs.


Export Folders

Right-click the folder you want to export, select "Export...", and select "Export to Computer" or "Export to Eagle Package" according to your requirements. Click for details.


Show Subfolder Content

By default, the parent folder will not display the subfolder content, but if you want to display the subfolder content in the parent folder, you can right-click the parent folder and select "Show Subfolder Content", the system will display the subfolder content in the parent folder.


Sidebar Filter

The sidebar filter makes it easy for you to find the sidebar items you need. If you have trouble finding the sidebar items, you can find  "Sidebar Filter" at the bottom of the sidebar. You can enter the keyword to find the related sidebar items.

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