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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.

Use skin images for buttons

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

Show Clear buttons

Shows buttons with a translucent like effect around the edges of the buttons

Rounded clear 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

Less <<

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 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

Organise windows (Ctrl + 51)

Colours (Ctrl + 7)

Project Options (Ctrl + 195)

File Associations (Ctrl + 57)

File Associations - Options (Ctrl + 43)

Tune Extra Formulae... (Ctrl + 203)

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

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