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How to Navigate the Menu in the Avanti Desktop

When you first open Avanti you will see a screen similar to the one shown below. From the menu on the left you can move between modules, navigate through sub-modules, and open different programs.

Avanti Navigation Menu

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Figure 1. The parts of the Avanti Navigation Menu.
1Program List

The programs and module headers will be listed in the upper list here.

2Module List

Modules available within Avanti will be listed here. Clicking on an item from the list will change what appears in the Program List.

3Any extra modules which would not fit on the Module List will be listed as icons here. Clicking on an icon from this list will change what appears in the Program List.

Opening a Program from the Menu

When you have located a program in the Avanti Navigation Menu you can run that program by double-clicking on it.

You can also press the Enter key to open the selected program.
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1Double click on an item in the Program List, and
2the program will open automatically.

Favorites Menu

There is a item in the Module List which can be used to store your favorite programs for quick access later. This menu is personalized per user so everybody can have their own Favorites Menu.

Access the Favorites Menu from the Module List by clicking on the  icon.

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Figure 2. When you first use Avanti the Favorites Menu will be empty.
Add new items can be added to the Favorites Menu two ways:
  • Manually add programs to the Favorites Menu using the right-click menu.

  • Create the Favorites Menu automatically from your most used or recently used programs.

Favorites Right-click Menu

From the Program List you can right-click on a program to open the right-click menu.

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From the right-click menu you can select
1Add To Favorites to add the selected program to the Favorites Menu.
2Remove From Favorites to remove the selected program from the Favorites Menu

Build Favorites Menu

Another option for creating the Favorites Menu is to let Avanti automatically use you most used, or recently used programs to populate the Favorites Menu.

  1. From the Program List you can right-click on a program to open the right-click menu.

  2. From the menu select Build Favorites to open the Build Favorites program.

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Build Favorites Options

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  1. Select which criteria to use when building the Favorites Menu.

  2. Select the number of menu items to generate.

  3. Select the number of parent modules to include above the menu items.

  4. Build the Favorites Menu by pressing OK now.


After building the Favorites Menu you can quickly access any programs from it.

The Favorites Menu allows you to include program from different modules.
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