General

General preferences 1
General preferences 1
  • Open database on application startup
    The database last time opened will be opened again at startup.
  • Minimise application to system tray
    If the application is minimised it will be put into the system tray instead of the task bar. There is a context menu to restore the application.
  • Inform if a new version is available
    If this option is selected the information window appears at start up if a new version is available.
  • Delete old database backups
    Old database backups older than the number of months defined here are deleted automatically when the application starts.
    Database backups that are not to be deleted automatically are not concerned by this option.
  • Main window: place search panel tab left
    Placement of tabs for search filter like collections, compilations or keywords. They can be placed on the left or top.
  • Default role video
    This role is selected automatically for a video object if a person is added or inserted.
  • Default role audio
    This role is selected automatically for an audio object if a person is added or inserted.
  • Default color video
    Defines the default color for new video files.
  • Toolbar

    Nearly all Look and Feel can be displayed in the toolbar.
    If this is not possible the menu is displayed at the top of the main window.
    The position is displayed immediately if a button was selected.

    Toolbar, menu and button position within the main window
    Position Button position Menu position  
    top left/top left/top The toolbar is displayed at the top of the main window. The menu is on the left site of the toolbar followed by the he buttons.
    right centered right/bottom The toolbar is displayed at the right site of the window. The buttons are centered within the toolbar and the menu is displayed at the bottom of the toolbar.
  • Language/Country
    Select a language. The language is changed immediately.

General 2

General preferences 2
General preferences 2
  • Sound
    Plays a sound if the described event occurs.
  • Placement for information faded in
    Select a position where information like error or status messages shall be displayed.
    An example message is displayed immediately if a button was selected.
  • Open menu by mouse move
    If this option is set the menus for buttons, menus and the extended search are opened if the mouse is over the component.
    Otherwise click the mouse onto the component to open the menu.
    The components below can be used as examples.

Further dialogues

"Look and Feel"

Look and Feel;
Look and Feel

Select a Look and Feel from the list of Look and Feel availaible for your operating system. The Look and Feel selected will be used later.

The new Look and Feel is applied after the application is restarted.
You can see a larger preview image if you hover with the mouse over the preview image.