The vast majority of your time with QuickLens will be spent with tools. Each tool is highly specialized and does a few things exceedingly well. When combined with the abilities of other tools, you can bring out the true power of QuickLens.
Tools can be launched in several ways:
The Tool Palette provides the easiest way to take control of the tools. You can bring up the Tool Palette with the
T shortcut. There is lot of information packed in that little bar.
Some tools such as Lens and Ruler can have multiple instances.
The Menubar, Dock Menu and Keyboard shortcuts are the only means to launch multiple instances. Tool Palette and Global Hotkeys can only launch and close tools.
The Menubar and Dock Menu also show indicators similar to the ones on the Tool Palette. An open tool has a checkmark (✓) next to it. The active tool has a dot (•) and the number of open instances are shown in parentheses. A disabled item means that you cannot open any more instances of that tool.
Well, things sometimes don’t work as expected. If a tool becomes cranky, just reset it. Use the
R shortcut to quickly discipline (aka reset) any tool.