The workspaces toolbar contains a number of commands to help you manage your workspace. These include commands like opening a log file, saving a workspace, managing directory monitors, and saving log entries.
The open log file command opens the LogViewPlus file browser which can be used to open a new file. The default directory used when opening a new file will be based on the previous file you have opened (if available). Note that once a file is is opened it will automatically be tracked by default.
Adding a workspace opens the add workspace dialog. This dialog allows you to save a workspace.
Workspaces are useful when you find that you frequently open group of files together. Note that a workspace includes files which you have opened manually, directory monitors, and any filters that you may have applied.
The open workspace command allows you to open a previously saved workspace.
Note that files opened by a directory monitor are not included in the workspace. The reason for this is that if you load this workspace in the future the files should be opened according to the directory monitor rules (applied to the current directory state) and not simply because they were opened before.
The directory monitors command opens the directory manager. The directory manager is responsible for managing currently running directory monitors and helps you perform tasks like removing or refreshing a directory monitor.
A directory monitor lets you monitor a directory for log files. If a new log file is added to the directory it will automatically be added and tracked in LogViewPlus.
The save log entries command allows you to save the current view or filter as a new log file. This is helpful if you want to share your current view with somebody else who may not have LogViewPlus installed. It is also useful when you want to save the current view for later analysis.
The exported log entries can be saved in a number of different formats including CSV, HTML, or in the format in which the log entry was written. However, the recommended format is as a custom LogViewPlus CSV file with the extension *.lvp. This format is basically CSV with a few added columns to help LogViewPlus keep track of things like bookmarks. LogViewPlus has a built-in parser for understanding files with a *.lvp extension.