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General Preferences

(Menu Bar > Tools > Preferences > General)

Display Language:
Select the language you want for displaying ToDoList's user interface. You will be prompted to restart ToDoList after you close the Preferences Dialog.

See also: Translating ToDoList

Enable support for Right-to-Left (RTL) user input
If you have select an RTL language (currently only 'Hebrew') in the option above this option will be automatically selected you give you the best experience when entering RTL text. If this is not wanted you can deselect the option manually.

Keep ToDoList on top when visible
Keeps ToDoList above other windows when it is not minimized. However, to avoid possible confusion ToDoList is made non-topmost whilst it is maximized, else it would prevent you accessing any windows beneath it.

Always show ToDoList when it starts up
By default, ToDoList will adopt the state it was last in before it was closed. This option ensures that you will always see ToDoList when it starts up regardless of the state it was last in.

Restore previously opened tasklists on startup
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Minimize ToDoList to the System Tray when:
Select this option if you don't want ToDoList cluttering up your taskbar when not in use. You can also choose which of the window buttons (Minimize or Close or both) is used as the trigger for minimizing to the system tray.

Toggle visibility on clicking the tray icon
Clicking on ToDoList's tray icon will display ToDoList and bring it to the foreground. With this option, clicking the icon repeatedly will show and hide ToDoList alternately.

Minimise ToDoList when [Escape] is pressed
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Display save confirmation dialog on exit, otherwise the tasklist will be auto-saved
When checked, you will be prompted to save changes when ToDoList exits, or when you manually close a task list. If you do not select this option, your changes will be automatically saved.

Display delete confirmation dialog
Prompts you to confirm a delete decision in case you clicked the toolbar button or the Delete key in error.

See also: Menu Bar > Edit > Undo', 'Application Toolbar > Undo'

Allow multiple instances of ToDoList
By default, ToDoList restricts itself to a single instance and opens new tasklists within that one instance. If you would prefer to have a separate instance of ToDoList per tasklist or per configuration, then select this option.

See also: Running Multiple Instances of ToDoList

Global Hotkey
Allows you to define a key combination that when pressed will bring ToDoList to the foreground whether its behind other windows, minimized or hidden in the system tray. This option is only enabled when the above option to “Allow multiple instances” is Disabled, otherwise there would be confusion about which window to bring to the foreground.

Enable '.tdl' as a file extension for tasklists
Allows you to open tasklists by double clicking them in Explorer.

Enable 'tdl://' as a url protocol
Allows you to reference tasklists and tasks in web pages.

Enable delayed loading of tasklists
To speed up the start-up time of ToDoList, you can have ToDoList open the last active tasklist and only open other previously open tasklists when you switch to them.

Keep track of most recently used (MRU) tasklists
By default, ToDoList maintains a list of the last 16 tasklists that you opened and displays these in the File menu. If you don't require this feature then deselect this option.

Clear MRU
If your most recently used list contains old or deleted tasklists then click this button to reset the list.

Automatically check for updates on startup
Updates to ToDoList can be downloaded from the web. If this option is enabled, the first time ToDoList is started each day it will check for updates and advise if there is a new release available.

See also: 'Menu Bar > Help > Check for Updates', Updating ToDoList.

Save passwords between sessions, for tasklists stored in other repositories (Open From…, Save To…)

Minimize ToDoList after the following period of inactivity
When checked, a time period from 1 to 60 minutes can be selected, after which ToDoList will minimize. Balance how this is defined with the OS power saver feature which might shutdown the system after some minutes of inactivity.

Display reminders using 'Stickies' (by Zhorn Software)
On checking this option, specify the path to the executable which can be obtained here


See also: Preferences Dialog, Tools Menu, Application Toolbar

general-prefs.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/08 06:32 by admin