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Desktop Shortcut

Desktop Shortcut

Makes a shortcut on your desktop...

This is rather similar to the projects - but less useful. Rather superceded by the projects. Instead of saving all the settings into a single file, it just makes a desktop shortcut to start up Tune Smithy.

Each shortcut has all the settings saved separately from the others - the settings are saved in the Tune Smithy install folder using configuration setting files with the same basic name as the shortcut.

This option can still be useful if you frequently start Tune Smithy up from the desktop and just want to have two or three different ways of doing it corresponding perhaps to the main ways you use the program.

You can always save the result as a project if you want to share it with others or transfer it to another computer - then convert back to a desktop shortcut by using this option to remake the shortcuts on another computer. So the two methods are interconvertible.

Show shortcut name in title bar of FTS when you start FTS up using one of these shortcuts

Adds shortcut name to title bar followed by ===...

E.g. the Fractal Player shortcut will show as

Fractal Player == ..

Preset is unselected. Normally it is clear from the main window layout and title which task you are using. You can also find the shortcut name for the current task by showing Template:W213.

It keeps the title shorter to leave the shortcut name out. This leaves more space for information of interest such as the chord progression name, scale description or whatever it is (depending on the task).

The shortcut name tells you which files are used to save the settings.

Add .ini to the name, e.g. "Fractal Player.ini" for the file which most of the settings are saved in,

Some other settings such as the task and the window sizes and positions are saved in another file with the same name prefixed with start_up_etc-... e.g. "start_up_etc-Fractal Player.ini".

Both files are saved in the Tasks Ini subfolder of your tune smithy folder.

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.

Organise Windows = F2

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.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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