General Preferences

Readerware General Preferences are used to configure basic options such as the user interface, startup, logging etc.

Look and Feel Preferences

Readerware supports multiple "look and feel" implementations. The choices available will depend on the platform you are using, Windows, Macintosh etc. The look and feel determines how components such as buttons and list boxes etc. look and behave. It also controls how a component reacts to mouse and keyboard input.

If the Show tooltips option is checked, Readerware will display tooltips for buttons etc.

If the Include images on menus option is checked, Readerware will include icons for many menu bar items.

Browser Preferences

The browser preferences determine how Readerware launches your browser.

Readerware will normally find your default browser automatically. If the Let Readerware find your browser automatically option is turned on, Readerware will then determine the location of your browser from the operating system. If for some reason this does not work or if you have multiple browsers installed and want Readerware to use a specific browser, clear this option and select the browser

Media Player Preferences

The media player preferences determine how Readerware launches your media player.

Readerware will normally find your default media player automatically. If the Let Readerware find your media player automatically option is turned on, Readerware will then determine the location of your media player from the operating system. If for some reason this does not work or if you have multiple media players installed and want Readerware to use a specific program, clear this option and select the media player.

Logging Preferences

The logging options determine when Readerware will create log files.

When the Enable user logging option is checked, operations such as auto-catalog, import etc. will produce a log file. Click on the View Log button when the operation completes to see the log.

When the Enable Readerware logging option is checked, Readerware will create a full session log to assist in problem resolution. This should only be turned on at the request of Readerware Support as it can impact performance.

Startup Preferences

These options control what operations Readerware performs as it starts.

If the Show tip of the day option is checked, Readerware will display a tip window with help on commonly used features of the program. A different tip is displayed each time you start Readerware. You can page through the tips and close the window when you are done. After you have become familiar with Readerware, you can turn this option off.

If the Show splash screen option is checked, Readerware will display a progress window as it starts.

If the Start in Edit Mode option is checked, Readerware will start the program in edit mode, i.e. you can edit cells in the table view. If not checked Readerware is started in navigation mode and you can click on links to refine the search results.

If the Start in Return Mode option is checked in the Readerware Loan Client, it will start the program in return mode, If not checked the Readerware Loan Client is started in loan mode.

Exit Preferences

There preferences control which operations Readerware performs at exit.

When Readerware is run for the first time, it displays the main window in a default position and at a size that will fit on a basic screen. You can resize and move the window to meet your needs.

When the Remember size & position option is set, Readerware will remember the size and position of each window when you close the application and restore them next time you start the application. There are two basic ways to use this feature:
When the Prompt for backup if database changed option is set, Readerware will display a backup reminder dialog whenever you close the program after making changes to the database. If you close Readerware without making any database changes, Readerware closes as normal. The backup reminder dialog will give you a chance to backup your Readerware database and safeguard your data. If you turn this option off, remember to backup your database regularly by selecting the File->Backup Database menu item.

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