The layout of all views is similar and consists of a center area with panels at the edges:
center area : Contains information and functionality specific to the current view.
left panel : Contains modules primarily used to provide information.
right panel : Contains modules primarily used for image processing.
top banner : Contains information about the current darktable version and allows you to switch between views. Also used by some modules to show hints and messages.
top panel : Provides access to global settings and shortcuts
bottom panel : Provides access to view-specific settings and shortcuts.
filmstrip/timeline panel : An optional panel that can be enabled at the bottom of the screen to display a timeline (in the lighttable view) or a filmstrip (in other views) of images in the current collection.
🔗panel size and visibility
The left, right and filmstrip/timeline panels can be resized by dragging their inner borders.
Each of the panels can be expanded or collapsed by pressing a triangle located at the outside edge of the panel. Panel visibility can also be adjusted using keyboard shortcuts, as follows:
TAB Temporarily expand the centre view to fill the whole window. Press again to return to the previous view. F11 Toggle fullscreen mode Shift+Ctrl+t Toggle the top panel (between the image and the top banner) Shift+Ctrl+b Toggle the bottom panel (beween the image and the filmstrip/timeline if shown) Shift+Ctrl+l Toggle the left panel Shift+Ctrl+r Toggle the right panel Ctrl+f Toggle the filmstrip/timeline Ctrl+h Toggle the top banner b Toggle all borders and panel-collapse controls
Note: Size and visibility of panels are stored independently for each view.