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Overview of the Desktop

When you start MATLAB, it displays the MATLAB desktop, a set of tools (graphical user interfaces or GUIs) for managing files, variables, and applications associated with MATLAB.

The first time you start MATLAB, the desktop appears with the default layout, as shown in the following illustration. You can change the desktop arrangement to meet your needs, including resizing, moving, and closing tools. For details, see Arranging the Desktop--Overview.

The Editor/Debugger and Array Editor support multiple document windows within them. Similarly, you can group multiple figure windows together. For information about working with documents in the desktop, see Opening and Arranging Documents for more information.

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