Options in the General Tab
To access these options, choose View/Preferences or press F2. The "Preferences" dialog box opens, click on the General tab to display the related options.
Create a new Explorer window
If this option is checked, the application will automatically create a new explorer window each time it starts.
Create a new Screen Saver Project window
If this option is checked, the application will automatically create a new blank screen saver document window each time it starts.
Warn if insufficient video colors
If this box is checked, the application warns you if your display configuration is insufficient (less than 65536 colors) each time it starts. It is highly recommended to configure screen settings to Hi Colors (65536) or True Colors (16.8M) when using the application.
Display Welcome and tips window
If this option is checked, the application automatically opens the welcome window and displays a new Tip of The Day each time it starts
Warn if Project Files are not associated
If this option is checked, the application prompts you when it starts if SSP project files are not properly associated with it. If this box is not checked, the application will ignore bad file association. It is highly recommended to associate SSP with Axialis Screen Saver Producer to permit fast screen saver document access from Windows Explorer.
Show Splash Screen When Application Starts
Uncheck this option if you don't want to display the Axialis splash screen when the application starts.
Warn if Windows components are missing
If this option is checked, the application prompts you at startup if one or more Windows® components are missing or have an old version (ComCtl32 v4.72, Html Help, QuickTime...). For example, the application includes a special feature that permits you to use a built-in "Internet Explorer like" toolbar. ComCtl32 v4.72 or more must be installed in order to use this very useful toolbar. You can install this component directly from this warning window.
You can choose the language of the application. Only available/installed languages are displayed. To add more languages see available packs on our website.
Use External Internet Browser
If this option is checked, the application will use an External Internet Browser to display web pages. Otherwise, the application will display web pages in a document window.
Maximize Document Windows at Opening
If this option is checked, the application will automatically maximize new document windows.
Auto Save a copy of a Media Files in Projects
If this box is checked, the application automatically stores media files in screen saver documents (sprite images, video, music, sound...).
If a media file is saved in a project: The image file doesn't need to be present on your hard disk the next time you'll open the SSP document. The drawback is that the SSP file is larger and space consuming.
If a media file is NOT saved in a project: The SSP file is smaller but the image file must be present on your hard disk (at the right location) or you'll get an error the next time you'll open the SSP document.
Prompt before Sprite Deletion
If this box is checked, the application prompts you before deleting a sprite from a screen saver document. This option is recommended because a sprite deletion cannot be undone.
Prompt to Create a New Document if a Project File Does Not Exist
If this box is checked, the application prompts you to create a new document if you try to open a file that does not exist. It happens when you specify a new filename directly in the "Recent" combo box or if an old document has been removed.
Remember Folder During Save As Operation
If this box is checked, the "Save As" dialog box always starts to the previously used folder. This option is useful to quickly save modified documents in the same folder.
Prompt for Options when Transferring from Photoshop
If this box is checked, you'll be prompted to choose an action each time an image is transferred from Photoshop. Otherwise, the first option will always be chosen.