Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Configure the skin - the "look" of Tune Smithy - colours, texture, text etc
Select from one of the saved skins for Tune Smithy
Separate texture for Main Window
This can be useful to pick out the main window when you have many on the screen
Reflect textures at seams
Useful for textures that don't repeat exactly
The texture is displayed like this:
Normal Reflected left / right
reflected up / down Reflected both ways
The effect is to smooth the boundaries from one copy to the next - no abrupt colour changes though lines change direction abruptly unless they cross the boundary at right angles.
Of course if it is a scene or some such, then the reflected textures have everything upside down or reflected left right etc. It can look quite nice with mountains etc, rather as if reflected in a lake.
If the skin has customised images for the various icons and buttons, use those
Save Colours etc. to Current Skin
Save colours for all items as the preset colours for the selected skin
Read Skin Colours etc. Again
Go back to the preset colours for this skin
Shows buttons with a translucent like effect around the edges of the buttons
The buttons with sunken edges are shown as rectangles, the rest as rounded
New Image for skin
Image to use with the buttons to make a new skin, copy to skin background, etc.
Browse for the Image to use with the buttons to make a new skin etc.
Delete current skin
Removes this skin to recycle bin, or Shift + click to delete permanently
Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
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.