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3. Usage

3.1 General Usage

Load, Save, or Exit is done via the File-Menu.
Use the Options-Menu to change and save the settings you like most.

3.2 Toolbar

The Toolbar includes the following icons:

Clear whole Tree removes all entries from the tree
Open a new File opens another data file
Save Data to File saves all data to a specified file. If Autosave is turned on (via the options menu) then you don't have to save manually.
Add Entry this adds a new entry as child to the selected one. A dialog will appear and ask for a name and an icon if you like.
Change Proberties a dialog is opened and lets you change the proberties (i.e. the name and the icon) from the selected entry.
Remove active Entry deletes the currently selected entry and all children of that one. (Don't worry, you will be asked if you really want to delete anything.)
Search lets you search for words throughout all entries, or just selected once. Note: The words within the tree are currently not searched. ;-(
What is click this button to get to know more about all the other toolbar buttons.

3.3 Further Details

To use TuxCards more easily, I advice everyone to use the Context-Menu. Just click the right mouse button over an entry within the tree-structure and you are prompted to whether add an Entry, change the proberties of an entry, or to delete it.

Moving entries within the tree is done via drag & drop. Just press the left mouse button on an item within the tree and drag it to whereever you like. Release the button to drop and insert your data at the destination entry.

This way, it is also possible to copy an entry from one TuxCards application into a completely different one; just by drag & drop.

Note: Whenever you move an entry, all child entries are moved as well.

Changing Color and Text of the ColorBar. The ColorBar is the colored area to the left of the tree. The colors and the Text of it may be changed. For this, go to the Options-Menu.

Note: The width of the ColorBar is calculated from the width of the text inserted. So, if you think your bar is to small just add a few spaces to the text and see what happens.
Also, if you don't like to have a bar, erase both textfields in the Options-Menu.

Since Version 0.7, the CactusBar is added. As user you have the option to use the ColorBar as before or to switch to the CactusBar. This is done via the Options-Menu.

History about Cactusbar
One of my best friends, Markus Gebhard, had written a java-program to let grow random cactuses on the screen. I suggested to let them grow in a colorbar, a own widget that both of us have implemented. Thus, the cactusbar was invented. Since it was a java-programm, I began to port it to C++/Qt and included it in TuxCards with best regards from Markus Gebhard.

The preferences are set to save your data every 15 minutes. You may change this if you like.

At every start, TuxCards will automatically load your last datas. The tree-structure (on the left side) is also reproduced as it was found at your last saving.

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