Global options dialog
The Synapse global options dialog is the nexus for assigning general settings for the application. The dialog can be opened accessed under the "Tools" menu in the main application window.
- Reset to system defaults: Clears the Synapse.config file and all user settings.
- Ok - Applies the settings and exits the window.
- Cancel - Cancels the changes made and closes the window.
- Apply - Applies the settings.
- Camera: Scroll forward means zoom in.
- World: Scroll forward means zoom out.
Zoom out style:
- Special: Focal point is on cursor
- Regular: Equidistant zoom out
- Camera: Pan moves the viewport
- World: Pan moves the world
- Hit Distance: Maximum pixels away from the link you can click for the link to still be selected.
- Grace Radius: Tolerance when moving the link
- Link Width: Link width in pixels
- Disable updates: Disables automatic updates, Not recommended.
- Source: Default source block. The Data source block is standard.
- Control: Default control system. The Static XProp is standard.
Undo / Redo Stack
- Limit Undo: Limits the undo stack to the level specified in "Undo Levels"
- Clear Undo Stack: Clears the current undo stack.
The system log settings govern how the log system works.
- Enable logging: Enables logging (on by default)
- Write period: How often the log is written to disk (in seconds)
- Max Logs: Maximum number of logs to have saved. (Each time Synapse is started a new log file is created)
Allows the user to encrypt solution files.
- Encrypt Solution: Enables encryption.
- Key Style:
- Integrated authentication - Synapse generates an encryption key and the solution can be opened in any Synapse application. This is very weak from a security point of view.
- User Key: The user provides the key to encrypt the solution with. This key must be entered when opening the solution. Warning: If you forget your key there is no way of recovering the solution.
Sets the colors for the various elements in the work area.
Color maps are an enumerated color coding. This is used for setting consistent color ranges for plots, ports etc.
Displays various paths used by the system (read only).
Shows the number of loaded plugins, the number of entries in the config file and the number of log files.
Allows the user to specify the default path for user created content.