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Tip of the Day
Tip of the Day
Shows a new tip of the day each time the window is shown...
You can switch this Tip of the Day on / off using the check box in this window.
The idea is to introduce various features of Tune Smithy that you may not have found yet for yourself.
Most windows have a small star. This shows a tip of the day for the category the window belongs to.. For instance the star on the scale windows will bring up scale tips.
There are plans to add more tips in the near future.
How to get here
Help | Tip of the Day or Ctrl + 125
How to use this window
You can adjust the tip number to jump to any tip that interests you. A quick way to adjust it is to click on the tip number and drag up / down out of the text box (this works for most numbers in FTS).
Click on the star in any window to show tips in the same category as the window.
Show this window
Switch them on or off here - switch off if you don't want to see this window...
You can switch them on again if you do, from the help menu
Go to the previous tip of the type(s) you have selected to show
Go to the next tip of the type(s) you have selected to show
Show all the tips in a web page, with the current one selected
The tip gets shown here
Fractal tune tips
Tips for fractal tune users
Tips for those who use the In menu in Tune smithy
Tips about scales capabilities
Tips about the musical theremin played from mouse or joystick
Tips relevant to all Tune Smithy users
Tips for playing from your pc keyboard and mouse as a musical instrument
Tips for analysing recordings or single notes using Tune Smithy
Type any tip number here to jump to the tip...
You can adjust almost any number in Tune Smithy with click and drag as well. Just click on the number then drag up or down out of this text field, and it will change.
The keyboard shortcut to do this is Control + Page Up or Control + Page Down
Help = F1
Click for help for this window. Or F1. Other opts: Shift , Alt, Ctrl + click...
F1 or click shows the help for the current window in your web browser.
Some windows may have no help yet in which case the help icon is shown crossed out with a red line.
Shift + F1 or Shift + Click brings up the tool tips extra help window (this window) to show any extra help for a tool tip.
You can tell if a tool tip has extra help if it ends ... like this one.
Ctrl + F1 or Ctrl + click takes you to the list of keyboard shortcuts for Tune Smithy.
Alt + F1 or Alt + click (alternatively Caps lock physically held down + F1 or Click) takes you to the on-line page at the robertinventor.com web site about the current main window task - which gives a short introduction to it for newbies to the program. If there is no on-line page specific to a task, takes you to the main tune smithy page on the web site.
Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.
Reset, or Save settings for this window. RIGHT CLICK for all windows menu...
Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window.
You can also use it to save the settings for just this window, or open previously saved parameters for just this window.
Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts, and related options - some to do with the menu listing, and some to do with window resizing and minimising.
Other Dialog Star
Tip of the day - For All category - right click for neighbouring windows...
Left click for a tip of the day in this category.
Right click to see a menu of neighbouring windows.
The neighbours are the ones you most often move to after this one or within a minute of this one, arranged by popularity.
So as you continue to use FTS, it will learn your habits, and the neighbouring windows listed here, should be the ones you most often visit after this one.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.