Depending on your operating system, you can launch a GUI instance of BaseX by double-clicking on the '''BaseX GUI''' start icon (Windows only) or running the <code>basexgui</code> script. Additional startup options are listed in the [[Startup#Graphical User Interface|Startup]] article.
The BaseX GUI is divided into a number of bars and panels that can be displayed or hidden
by the ''View'' menu. On the upper border, below the menu bar, there is the ''Buttons'' bar and just below that you can find the ''Input Bar''.