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Preferences Dialog

The preferences dialog can be accessed via the Help >> Preferences or the File >> Preferences or the Options >> Preferences menus.

The dialog contains an "Information" column and a "Configure" column (see image below).

All items in the "Configure" column are configurable with TAlh command line switches. The command line settings may be overridden with this dialog for the duration of the TAlh session.


TAlh Preferences Dialog


Preference Acknowledge In-Line

If this preference is selected, the alarm acknowledge dialog is displayed below the hierarchy pane.
Otherwise, the alarm acknowledge dialog is shown in a pop-up window.

Note that only the last selected alarm/monitor is shown.
Note that the dialogs for viewing alarm configuration details and modifying alarm configuration details are always shown as a pop-up.

Preference Acknowledge Groups

This preference enables/disables the acknowledging of alarm groups, i.e. acknowledging all alarms in a group with one button press. This preference check-box is only enabled if the alarm configuration file does not forbid acknowledging of alarm groups.

Preference Background

This preference allows changing of the TAlh window background colour. Three radio-buttons are available:
- "dark" for selecting a dark gray background which is preset in the program
- "light" for selecting a light gray background which is preset in the program
- "cmdline" for selecting the background colour specified with the command line switch --background. This button is only enabled if the command line switch was set.

In addition, there is a text input field which shows the presently selected RGB colour value (in hex format). The value in this field may be changed to set a different background.
Possible formats are #rrggbb,  #rgb, rrggbb, rgb or any valid RGB colour name.

Preference Selection Transfer

Note: This preference applies only when in-line acknowledging of alarms is not selected.

If this preference is set to "Alarm" and an alarm is selected in the Ack frame or Unack frame, the alarm's containing alarm group is opened in the hierarchy pane and the alarm is selected.
If this preference is set to "Alarm Group" and an alarm is selected in the Ack frame or Unack frame, the alarm's containing alarm group is opened in the hierarchy pane and the alarm group is selected.

Preference Width

If this preference is set to "half" TAlh attempts to set the main window width to half the width of a monitor.
If this preference is set to "best" TAlh attempts to select an optimal width for the main window.
If this preference is set to "free" TAlh attempts to select an optimal width for the main window. Afterwards the window is freely resizable.





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