Floating Time Graphs
MultiPing allows you to "float" a time graph and have it visible independent from the main MultiPing program. This lets you keep a graph visible while doing other things, without having the MultiPing user interface taking any screen real estate.
To create a floating time graph, right-click on the target you'd like to "float" (either in the upper graph area or on the lower docked time-graph if that graph is visible). The popup menu will have an option for "Float Time graph" (or Float this Timeline Graph if right-clicking on the upper graph). Selecting this option will create a floating time graph.
MultiPing floating graphs are distinct, independent graphs, and are moved and manipulated individually. You can right-click on any graph to change the settings for that graph. Listed here are the settings that can be changed from the right-click menu of a floating graph:
- Visible time period. The time period that this graph is showing can be selected. If the predefined list of times isn't right for you, this list is editable by modifying the .INI file. Check our web site for instructions on this. If you want to apply the time period for the currently selected graph to all graphs, use the "View Options" menu and then "set as default".
- Close/Hide this graph. As you might suspect, this just closes the floating window. MultiPing will continue to ping this target even though the graph is closed.
- Change the target this graph is looking at. The current target is listed in the menu, and expanding that menu entry shows all targets currently being monitored my MultiPing. Entries that currently have no floating graph will be bold. The currently selected target has a checkmark beside it. If you want to have multiple floating graphs (with different time periods) for the same target, this is the only way to do that.
- Create Comment. You can annotate the data you're collecting to document events that may affect your network performance. The comment will be created at the point in the graph you right-clicked.
- View Options. This controls how the graph is being displayed, and also lets you apply these settings as the default for future floating graphs. We discuss the View Options in more detail here.
- Reset Focus to Current. If you've changed the period of time you're looking at, then you may want to re-focus on the current period. This will show newly collected data as it is collected, rather than using a fixed time period in the past, and this option only exists if the graph is focused on a non-current period.
Floating graphs will "snap" to any side of the screen, and also to any other floating graph.