Settings dialog - General.

Figure 1: Settings dialog - General.

Allow multiple instances

When Allow multiple instances is turned on, each launch of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software will open a new instance. Any command line parameter is used in that instance. When Allow multiple instances is turned off (default), the first launch will start the Multi Channel oscilloscope software. While this instance of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is running, any next launch will result in the command line parameters being passed to it and executed there. Several command line options work best when Allow multiple instances is turned off.

Toolbar icon size

The size of the icons on the main toolbar and the quick functions toolbar can be changed to predefined as well as user defined values.

Hint: When using a touch screen, increasing the icon size will make it easier to click tool buttons.

Append command line

When Append command line is turned on, the commands entered in the edit field will be executed when the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is started. All command line parameters can be used here.

This feature can be used for example to load your preferred default setting at start-up, or to set the window size or position to a default value. The file open button Open button can be used to select a TPS setting file to be loaded when the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is started.

Show object tree

The selection Show object tree gives four options to control the the visibility of the object tree in the main window:

  • Always: the object tree is always visible.
  • Always, setting file overrides: the object tree is always visible, but when a setting file is loaded in which the object tree is hidden, it will become hidden.
  • Never, setting file overrides: the object tree is never visible, but when a setting file is loaded in which the object tree is visible, it will become visible.
  • Never: the object tree is never visible.

Auto save desktop on shut down

When Auto save desktop on shut down is enabled, the current setup of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is saved to disk when the software is closed.

Auto load desktop on startup

When Auto load desktop on startup is enabled, a previously auto saved setup of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is loaded from disk when the software is started.