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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Tertiary IDA Displays

The last windows that we will discuss are those that IDA does not open by default. Each of these windows is available via View ▸ Open Subviews, but they tend to provide information to which you may not require immediate access and are thus initially kept out of the way.

The Strings Window

The Strings window is the built-in IDA equivalent of the strings utility and then some. In IDA versions 5.1 and earlier, the Strings window was open as part of the default desktop; however, with version 5.2, the Strings window is no longer open by default, though it remains available via View ▸ Open Subviews ▸ Strings.

The purpose of the Strings window is to display a list of strings extracted from a binary along with the address at which each ...

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