jOrgan can be started with a graphical user interface or with a command line interface.
If the GUI extension is installed, jOrgan starts with a wikipedia:graphical user interface. It has two modes, construction and playing. You can toggle between these two modes with a button on the toolbar.
- In play mode all elements of the Disposition are operational and MIDI inputs and outputs become operational.
- In construct mode you can alter the current Disposition. New elements can be added, existing elements changed or removed.
- Construct mode file operation shortcuts
:The following keyboard shortcuts do serve copy-and-paste file operations:
- Ctrl + c (when an ELEMENT is selected) copies the element with its properties and its REFERENCE-TO list to the copy/paste buffer. It does not copy the element's REFERENCED-FROM list.
- Ctrl + v pastes a new element from the copy/paste buffer, which after Ctrl+C only contains the Properties and the REFERENCE-TO list.
- Ctrl + d (when an ELEMENT is selected) duplicates (copies, then pastes) the selected element into an entirely new element copy, including its properties, REFERENCE-TO list and REFERENCED-FROM list.
The user interface consists of the following elements:
- Menu bar
- The tool bar gives instant excess to the most common operations.
- Full screen
- Import wizard
- Customize wizard
- Debug dialog
- The main program area is divided into views, which can be freely arranged.
- Status bar
To start jOrgan with a wikipedia:command line interface you have to use a command line switch:
java -jar jOrgan.jar --headless
You can then control the program in the jOrgan command shell.