The Startup page is shown by default when 010 Editor is opened but can also be displayed by clicking on the 'View > Other Windows > Startup Page' menu option. When all tabs are closed, the Startup Page can also be shown by right-clicking on the blank application background and clicking 'Startup Page' on the popup menu. This page provides an easy way to open recent files, view application news and updates, and view tips for the application.
The following list describes each of the three areas of the Startup page:
- Recent Files - Displays a list of all files, drives, and processes that have been recently opened in 010 Editor. Click on an item in the list to load that file. If the file is already opened in the interface the tab containing that file will be activated. Clicking the New File or Open File icons has the same affect as clicking the 'File > New File' or 'File > Open File' menu options respectively.
- News and Articles - This section lists any application news or updates that the application downloads periodically from the SweetScape Software website. To control how often news and updates are downloaded see the General Options dialog. Clicking on a news item will either load a webpage, help topic, or other window in the application.
- Tips - Displays some hints and tricks to better using 010 Editor. A new tip is shown every time the application is opened or the tips can be viewed by clicking the Next or Previous buttons.
Use the Startup Action drop-down list at the bottom of the Startup page to control what the application displays when opened. Choose Show this page to always display the Startup page, choose Restore all open files to load all files that were open in 010 Editor last time it was shut down, choose Create new file to automatically create a new file using 'File > New' (the Startup page is not displayed in this case), or choose Display empty interface to not load any files or pages on startup. The Startup Action can also be controlled using the General Options dialog.
The Options button can be used to control which of the above three areas are displayed. Click the Options button and check or uncheck one of the entries to show or hide that section of the page. Click the 'x' button in the Startup tab to close the tab or press Ctrl+W.