In an earlier post I suggested that one way to make your MPS editors less cluttered is to move rarely needed information to Inspector. However, the inspector tool window is not quite discoverable, new users may not know that it is available and that they should look there.

One way I have seen this problem get solved is to open the inspector tool window automatically when a certain node is selected (clicked). This can be achieved by using an action map to provide a handler for the CLICK action:

This map can then be associated with an editor cell (ironically, in the Inspector):

Tomorrow we will look at another solution, using a selection listener.