Top Toolbar: Extra Controls and Bonus Tools
The top toolbar gives us some controls for creating & modifying layers, and adds a few bonus tools to the kit.
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The Top Toolbar (Video Tutorial)
Everything covered in this section of the manual about the top toolbar can be learned by watching the “A Closer Look at Slider Revolution’s Module Editor, Slides & Layers” tutorial video from the 0:49 mark:
If you watched the above video in full you can skip the remainder of the A Closer Look section of the manual and proceed to Module Editing Basics.
Or, continue reading to learn more about the top toolbar:
Tools of the Top Toolbar
The top toolbar runs along the top left of the module editor, ending where the sidebar begins. There are three main groupings of tools on this bar:
- Tools for adding content (1)
- Tools for controlling layers (2)
- Bonus tools (3)
You’ll use this section of the top toolbar, located at the left end, when you want to add new slides [?]
A "slide" in Slider Revolution is a container into which multiple layers can be added, with layers in turn acting as containers for various forms of media such as images, text, video, audio, buttons, and special effects.
Slides are added to modules and edited via the module editor.
Within the module editor, each slide has its own animation timeline, background and collection of layers.
A single module can have one or many slides. A module with one slide is called a scene, and a module with multiple slides is called a slider or carousel. or layers [?] Layers are containers for visual, audio or layout items and are added to slides. For example, text, button, image, audio, video, group and row are all types of layers.
Layers are added to slides via the module editor. to your module. In each case just hover over Slides or Add Layer and choose from the dropdown options that appear.
There is also a Back button you can use to exit the module editor [?]
The "Module Editor" is the tool used to create & modify modules.
Through this visual, drag & drop, no-code interface you can add various types of layers, animation and special FX to your modules, as well as managing slides and configuring options..
The top toolbar’s layer tools, located in the middle, give you extra ways to work with layers, providing buttons to duplicate, copy, delete, lock, hide and change sorting positions.
The right most section of the toolbar contains a few assorted bonus tools. You have alternative layer selection tools, an undo history, control over responsive sizes, activation of inline help, and a button to add pre-styled content.
Moving On: Layers Breakdown
So far in our Closer Look we’ve taken a look at modules and the module editor. Next, we have just one more core concept to break down in order for you to have a really solid foundational understanding of Slider Revolution.
In the next section we’ll be taking a closer look at layers, the smallest building blocks of Slider Revolution modules. Let’s start with a quick overview of what we’ll be covering.