Options : Mouse

Mouse tab in Tools : Options makes it possible to define the behavior of the program in response to mouse actions

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These are the options of this dialog box:

  • Translation - how translation of text components with the mouse is accomplished
    • On mouse move - translations appear when the mouse moves over a given text component
    • On middle button click - translations appear when a given text component is clicked with the middle mouse button
    • On Shift+click - translations appear in a dedicated dialog box upon shift-clicking text components (this option makes it also possible to edit original texts along with their translations)
  • Phonetic transcription - how phonetic transcription of text components is accomplished by using the mouse
    • On mouse move - transcriptions appear when the mouse moves over a given text component
    • On middle button click - transcriptions appear when a given text component is clicked with the middle mouse button
    • On Shift+click - transcriptions appear upon shift-clicking text components
  • Edit texts - how texts can be edited
    • On Alt+click - clicking components with Alt pressed will make them enter the editing mode. This option has no effect on HTML or OLE components in the presentation mode (both have an independent mouse processing). HTML components in the presentation mode behave like a typical internet browser and do not react to Alt+click. OLE components in the presentation mode react to clicks in a way that is defined by the associated OLE server (e.g. in you link an Excel spreadsheet, Excel menu will open with the right-click)
    • On click - clicking components is enough to edit texts (this is a default setting). You can turn it off if you do not want your students to modify texts while learning
  • Drag components - how components can be dragged
    • On Ctrl+drag (to ClipBox) - components can be dragged to Component ClipBox with Ctrl pressed
    • On Alt+dblclick - components can be dragged with Alt+arrows upon clicking them twice with Alt pressed. This option has no effect on HTML components in the presentation mode and on OLE components in the editing mode. Both have an independent mouse processing in the respective modes. HTML components in the presentation mode behave like a typical internet browser while the behavior of OLE components in the editing mode is defined by the underlying server (i.e. they behave like MS Word for Word documents, like MS Excel for Excel spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Activate edited components on mouse move - if this box is checked, components in editing or dragging modes become active as soon as the mouse moves over their surface (this is the default behavior). Turn this check-box off if the auto-activation is inconvenient to you
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