When you start the environment, by default a window known as the podium appears.
Figure 6.1 The Common LispWorks podium
The podium contains a menu bar, a toolbar, and a message pane that shows the active window; that is, the window on which commands chosen from the Works menu will have effect. The icons in the podium's toolbar access listener, editor, output browser, inspector, class browser, generic function browser, function call browser, system browser, compilation conditions browser, grep browser, profiler, window browser, process browser, and shell. If you hold the mouse over these icons for a second, the coresponding tool name will appear as floating help text.
The Common LispWorks tools have most of these menu items in common with the podium.
The menu bar contains eight menus:
Users already familiar with Windows will find that the File menu contain command available in similar menus in other applications.
The toolbar provides quick access to some of the more common commands in the menus. LispWorks podium buttons and their functions shows each button, together with the menu command it represents.
Figure 6.2 LispWorks podium buttons and their functions
If you run the Windows version of LispWorks in the default Multiple Document Interface (MDI) mode, then the podium menus and tool icons are located at the top of the MDI window (see MDI Interface in LispWorks for Windows).