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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Introduction to the IDA Desktop

Given the amount of time you are likely to spend staring at your IDA desktop, you will want to spend some time familiarizing yourself with its various components. Figure 4-9 shows an overview of a default IDA desktop. The behavior of the desktop during file analysis is discussed in the following section.

Areas of interest in this introductory view include the following:

  1. The toolbar area contains tools corresponding to the most commonly used IDA operations. Toolbars are added to and removed from the desktop using the View ▸ Toolbars command. Using drag-and-drop, you can reposition each of the toolbars to suit your needs. ...

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