How To: Lock, Align & Distribute Dashboard Widgets in Spider Impact
Spider ImpactProduct InformationDashboardsBy Scott O'Reilly
Welcome to the first article in our Spider Impact "How To" series about Dashboards. In this article, we'll cover how to lock, align, and distribute dashboard widgets in Spider Impact.
Locking dashboard widgets Dashboards automatically put larger widgets underneath smaller widgets, so you can upload a large background image and your smaller widgets will appear on top of it. The only problem is that if you aren’t careful, you can accidentally move your background image as you’re editing other widgets. You can avoid this problem locking dashboard widgets in place.
Not only does locking a widget prevent it from moving, but it also prevents it from being selected along with other widgets. So, when the background image is locked, you can drag to select all of the widgets on top of it without selecting the background image itself.
Align dashboard widgets You can select multiple widgets and then align them with top, bottom, right, left, middle vertical, or middle horizontal alignment. In this example we’ve selected four dashboard widgets.
When we click the align top button, it moves all of the selected widgets to the highest point of all four widgets.
Distribute dashboard widgets There is now a Distribute button when editing dashboards to evenly space widgets horizontally or vertically. This example shows five widgets that are not evenly spaced.
After clicking the button, the five widgets are now evenly spaced.
Stay tuned for next week's article about snap-to alignments.
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