Options Tab 1: General

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This tab on the Light-O-Rama Visualizer's Options dialog controls general Visualizer parameters including autosaving, name display, et cetera:

 

On Startup
Auto Save Every
When Deleting a Fixture or Prop
Show Fixture/Prop Name
Show CCR Pixel Order Numbering
Always Show Prop Name
Ignore Missing Background Pictures
Use Simple Prop Display
Close Window (X) Stops Simulation
Don't Show Corrupt File Warning

 

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The General Options tab

 

On Startup

 

Controls the behavior of the Visualizer when it starts up.  The options are: do Nothing, Show Open File Dialog, Automatically open last file.

 

Auto Save Every

 

By setting this field to something other than "Never", the Visualizer will automatically save a visualization file periodically.

 

When Deleting a Fixture or Prop

 

Controls if the system will prompt you before allowing a delete.

 

Show Fixture/Prop Name

 

By setting this field to something other than "None", the name of a fixture or prop will be shown on the main editor screen (in the drawing area).

 

Show CCR Pixel Order Numbering

 

Along with the fixture name, the Visualizer can display the number of each pixel of a CCR.  Pixel numbers are important, since the order of them is important for simulation.  This option controls if that pixel number is displayed or not.

 

Always Show Prop Name

 

The name displayed near an object is normally controlled by what mode the user is in: While in fixture mode, fixture names are displayed, and while in prop mode, prop names are displayed.  Selecting this checkbox forces the Visualizer to always show the prop name if it is available, regardless of the mode.

 

Ignore Missing Background Pictures

 

If selected, the system will not prompt the user if it cannot find the background graphics.

 

Use Simple Prop Display

 

The object list can be set to display in two different ways while in prop mode:

 

Normal: Every fixture is displayed in a two-line list, with the first line being the prop name and the second line being the fixture name.
 
Simple: Only the prop name (or the fixture name if the fixture is not assigned to a prop) is displayed.

 

Close Window (X) Stops Simulation

 

Selecting this option means that if you attempt to close a simulation with the window's control box, only the simulation will stop and the application will remain active.

 

Don't Show Corrupt File Warning

 

The system digitally signs all editor save files.  If a file is loaded with a signature that does not match, the system will warn the user that the file may be corrupted.  Selecting this option ignores the error.