UPDATE: This “trick” is no longer relevant in groov versions R2.2a or newer – see notes on the Stash area in follow-up posts
While putting together a groov Page for a Learning Center demo, I found that I needed a slightly different set of gadgets for my Handheld layout vs. the bigger Desktop & Tablet.
Specifically, on the Desktop layout, I had enough room to label parts of my video image like this (with FOUR overlapping Text Area gadgets, each with its own centered text):
Yet on the Handheld layout, there just wasn’t enough room for four, so I used ONE, like this:
So what happens to the extras you don’t need? The ONE shown here (which I used on the handheld but didn’t need for the Desktop layout) can be hidden behind a larger gadget.
Just right-click then choose “Send To Back”:
Ditto for those the four too-big gadgets in the Handheld version. Don’t have a gadget big enough to hide all that? I’ve used a Text Area with just one space in it to cover unneeded gadgets.
Here’s how it looked for the Desktop (with the smaller single label hidden, and the 4 larger labels showing):
Here’s how it looked for the Handheld (4 large labels hidden, one small one showing):
Speaking of spaces in text gadgets… check out this post explaining how I got those spaces in the one smaller Text Area gadget.