Options : Mouse

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

These are the options of this dialog box:

  • Translation - how to get the translation of text components
    • 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 OLE components when their mouse processing is handled by the OLE server application. For example, if you link an Excel spreadsheet, Excel menu will open with the right-click, etc.
    • 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. Components that are not mouse-editable are switched to the dragging mode instead. This makes it easier to immediately drag and resize them 
  • 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 OLE components in the editing mode. Edited OLE components 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 a trouble
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