The Minitab interface includes several types of windows.

Minitab window types

There are four types of windows in Minitab.
Data window
A Data window contains one worksheet. You can have multiple Data windows (worksheets) open at the same time.
Tip

To rename a Data window, right-click the icon in the upper left corner of the Data window and choose Rename Worksheet.

Session window
The Session window displays the results of the analyses that you perform. It also can display the command line, which lets you use Session Commands to perform Minitab analyses. To enable the command line for the current session, choose Editor > Show Command Line.
Graph window
A Graph window contains one graph. You can have multiple Graph windows (graphs) open at the same time.
Tip

To rename a Graph window, right-click the icon in the upper left corner of the Graph window and choose Rename Graph.

Project Manager
The Project Manager contains folders that you use to navigate, view, and manipulate various parts of your project.

Move between windows

You can control Minitab windows with commands on the Window menu, with shortcut keys, or with buttons on the Project Manager toolbar.
  • To cycle through all windows, press Ctrl+Tab multiple times.
  • To switch to the Session window, choose Window > Session, press Ctrl+M, or click the Session window button on the Project Manager toolbar.
  • To switch to a Data window, choose Window and the worksheet name, press Ctrl+D, or click the Data window button on the Project Manager toolbar. To cycle through all Data windows, press Ctrl+D multiple times, or click the Data window button multiple times.
  • To switch to a Graph window, choose Window and the graph name.
  • To switch to the Project Manager, choose Window > Project Manager, press Ctrl+I, or click the Project Manager button on the Project Manager toolbar.

Minimize and open windows

You can minimize and open Minitab windows just as you do other windows in your operating system. Use the following commands to control minimized windows:
  • To reduce all open windows to icons and place them at the bottom of the Minitab window, choose Window > Minimize All.
  • To open all minimized windows to their previous size, choose Window > Restore Icons.
  • To arrange the minimized windows along the bottom of the Minitab window, choose Window > Arrange Icons.

Tile and cascade windows

To arrange all open Minitab windows so that they fit next to each other in the Minitab window and do not overlap (if possible), choose Window > Tile.

To arrange all open Minitab windows so that they overlap with each title bar visible (if possible), choose Window > Cascade.

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