When you start the LispWorks IDE, by default a window known as the podium appears.
Figure 7.1 The 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 the Listener, Editor, Output Browser, Inspector, Class Browser, Generic Function Browser, Symbol Browser, Object Clipboard, Function Call Browser, System Browser, Compilation Conditions Browser, Search Files, Profiler, Tracer, Stepper, Window Browser, Process Browser, Shell and Application Builder tools. If you hold the mouse over these icons for a second, the corresponding tool name will appear as floating help text.
The IDE tools have most of these menu items in common with the podium.
The menu bar contains eight menus:
Users already familiar with Windows will notice that the File menu contains commands available in the File menu of 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 7.2 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).