This dialog box should be used to change various parameters that are global for DM2003 application. Its controls are grouped on three tabs: General properties, File Types and Scripter properties.
Data Window group - includes several flags related to the behavior of the data windows.
View group - allows you to show or hide toolbar and status line of the main window. If you check "Use taskbar" flag, icons for Notes, Series Manager and Browser windows will appear on the system task panel.
Browser window options - control HTML-based interface security and allows you to change system Internet properties. Uncheck both flags to enforce safety if you store portions of the user interface on the Internet.
Autosave Desktop feature allows you periodically save contents of all data windows (or only modified windows in the Quick mode) in the autosave.dmw desktop file. In the case of application failure, you may try to restore data from this file.
File Types Tab:
Enter extension and brief description of new file type (you must define both values) and click "Add New" button to create and associate file type with DM2003. This feature enables interaction with file managers like Windows Explorer. Check "Show property pages" flag before creating new file type if you have installed MetaBase component and wish to display its file property pages. Note: DM2003 considers *.dmw files as desktops, other user-defined types as data files. Also you can add here a file compression menu item into shell context menu (for data file types). See File actions for more information.
Select file type in the table and click "Delete" button to delete file type from the list of types associated with DM2003.
Warning: file types are system-wide, shared settings. If a file type was already associated with some application, this association may be replaced. Also keep in mind that you must delete file types before you uninstall DM2003. On systems with UAC feature (Vista/7/8) all programs are running by default with lowered privileges even if user actually is logged in as an administrator. As a result, you must explicitly select "Run as administrator" command from shell context menu if you intend to create (or delete) file associations.
Includes various parameters defined in the master script file that implements the most of DM2003 user-level functionality. Since you may modify this script, you may easily add new options onto this tab or change default set of options. This page also may have UI elements for various application properties available programmatically through Server.Options.
Initial view radio buttons - select initial window state for newly created data windows.
Calibration table group - display properties of the installed calibration table used by Table() internal function.
Use MetaBase flag - if checked, DM2003 will try to find data file description and set column captions.
Use Template - allows you to use preconfigured template desktop for data window creation.
Enable delete series - if checked, Delete command for plot viewer can delete series objects.
Copy properties - duplicate settings from active data window when you create new data window.
If you check "Save settings on exit" flag, Application Properties will be remembered in the Windows registry.