In this post we show some helpful trix and shortcuts to zoom, pan, arrange and re-size your Saleae data very fast and easy. Let's start with zooming in and out:

Zooming in and Out

To zoom in and out, use your mouse wheel.

You can also use the up/down arrow keys, or the plus/minus keys.

Panning Left and Right
To pan right and left, click and drag the display.

You can also use the right/left arrow keys, or use the scroll bar at the bottom of the display.


Jumping between Digital Edges

Sometime digital data comes in packets, with long periods of idle in between.

To jump over idle periods, move your mouse to the far right or far left of a particular channel - a jump button will appear.

Click this button to jump to the next digital transition on that channel.

You can also use the keyboard shortcuts N and P (next and previous). The keyboard shortcut applied to the channel whose jump button was last pressed.

Scrolling Through Channels
Sometimes you may have more channels displayed than can fit on the screen at the same time.

Move your mouse over the channel labels on the left side of the software, and scroll up and down with your mouse wheel.

Alternatively, there is a slider bar at the right side of the channel graphs.

You can also use the Page Up and Page Down keys.

Using Tabs
After you've captured some data, the Capture tab at the bottom left of the screen will have a button with a double-arrow on it.

Click this arrow to move the data into its own tab. To capture more data, go back to the Capture tab.

To edit the text shown on a tab, click the text.

Re-Arranging Channels
To re-arrange channels, drag them by their grip icon at the far left of the channel.

To drag more than one channel, select the first channel by clicking anywhere in the channel label area.

Then control-click additional channels - selecting them as well. You can use shift-select to select a range of channels.

Then drag one of the channels by its grip icon - all the selected channels will move together.

To reset the channel order, click the channel settings icon (gear) on any channel and select Reset All Channels.

Changing Channel Size
To change the channel size, click the channel settings icon (gear) on the desired channel and select a new size.

To change multiple channels to the same size, select them (control-click) and then set one of the selected channel's size. All the selected channels will change their size.

To select all channels, select one, and then press CTRL-A.

Hiding Channels

To hide a channel, click the channel settings icon (gear) and select Hide Channel.

You can hide multiple channels at the same time be selecting multiple channels and then selecting Hide Channel on one of them.

To restore this and other hidden channels, click on on channel's settings icon and select Reset All Channels.