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To be complete, Jumpshot-4 provides a way to tell user exactly what is being displayed. This feature is particularly important when there are many preview drawables. Following standard user interface practice, Jumpshot-4 uses right mouse clicking as an interface for the user to tell Jumpshot-4 for what object more information is needed. In general, the user can inquire anywhere on the canvas (timeline or time ruler canvases) by right mouse clicking. An information dialog box will pop up accordingly to tell the user more about the object being clicked on. There are three different types of information dialogs: Drawable Info Box, Duration Info Box, and Time Info Box. All these info boxes remain in memory as long as they are not closed, even if the canvas has been scrolled past or zoomed into. One of the uses of the info boxes is to serve as time markers in between zooming and scrolling.