Opening an element can be done in a number of ways:
double-click an element in the Navigation Area
or select an element in the Navigation Area | Show or Ctrl + O ( + B on Mac)
Opening an element while another element is already open in the View Area will show the new element in front of the other. The element that was already open can be brought to front by clicking its tab.
Each element can be shown in different ways. A sequence, for example, can be shown as linear, circular, text, etc.
For example, to see a linear sequence in a circular view, open the sequence as linear in the View Area and
Click Show As Circular () at the lower left part of the view
The buttons used for switching views are shown in figure 2.3. They are element-dependent, meaning that different elements may have different buttons available. You can switch from one to the other sequentially by clicking Ctrl + Shift + PageUp or Ctrl + Shift + PageDown.
If the sequence is already open in a linear view (), and you wish to see both a circular and a linear view, you can split the views very easily:
Press Ctrl ( on Mac) while you | Click Show As Circular () at the lower left part of the view
This will open a split view with a linear view at the bottom and a circular view at the top (see 10.8).
You can also show a circular view of a sequence without opening the sequence first:
Select the sequence in the Navigation Area | Show () | As Circular ()