This tab in program options (fig. 6.1.1) allows you to customize appearance of the main window of the program (fig.1.1.1). You can access this tab through the "Options -> Program options" menu item in the main window.
Fig. 6.1.1 Window view setting
You can set following parameters:
•Start in minimized state - at start Advanced OPC Data Logger will automatically put its icon on panel near clock (SysTray fig. 6.1.2);
•Minimize to SysTray - while the main window of Advanced OPC Data Logger minimizes, the program will automatically put its icon to the panel near clock;
•Show data window - if you specify this option, then the program will display all data in the main window. If you are logging many ports on slow PC, then you can computer CPU load rate with disabling of this option;
•Output data on screen in minimized state - if you'll enable this option, then the program will display processed data in minimized state. If you are logging many data sources on slow PC, then you can decrease computer central processor load rate with disabling of this option;
•Font type - the data will be displayed with this font type in the main window only. We recommend to use mono-spaced fonts in this field, such as: Terminal, Courier etc.;
•Screen buffer - at exceeding of value specified the data window will be cleaned;
•Window view - will let you setup data window view (font color, font type, background color).
•Transparency - in Windows 2000 and later will let you set transparency of the main window. The most left position is normal window view and most right position is maximum transparency.
•Wrap words - if you didn't configure a parser module or your data flow doesn't contain a blocks separator, then your data without this option enabled will be displayed as one long string in the data window.
Fig. 6.1.2 Systray - panel near clock