Spotlight: Theme Settings

December 2018    Tags: , , , , ,

If you’ve updated to Version 19, then you’re familiar with the new look. But did you know that you can customize it? We introduced several updates to the look of Tabs3 including a new font, larger text size, a tabbed interface, Home page, Quick Launch, and more. Many of these options can be changed via Theme Settings (View | Theme Settings). Let’s take a look at all of the options in the Theme Settings window.

General Settings tab

The General Settings tab of the Theme Settings window allows you to configure what features of the application are shown when you start the software. Theme settings are saved for each user.

The following Navigation options can individually be shown or hidden:

  • Quick Launch –The Quick Launch is used to find any program or report quickly and easily via the Search Actions box, as well as to see recently used programs and reports, and pin those you use frequently for easy access.
  • Home Page – Much like the Task Folders in previous versions of the software, the Home Page contains groups of icons used to access the various programs and reports within each application.
  • Task Folders – Task Folders were used for navigation in Version 18 and prior.
  • Application Toolbar – A moveable Application Toolbar is shown. Keep in mind that regardless of this setting, the application icons are always shown at the bottom of the Quick Launch.
  • PracticeMaster Task Bar – The PracticeMaster Task Bar provides the ability to start commonly used PracticeMaster programs and tasks. This option is only available in PracticeMaster.

The following Interface options are available

  • Tabbed – Select this option to display the various windows in the current system’s main application window as maximized, with tabs across the top to easily switch between active windows.
  • Windowed – Select this option to display the various windows in the current system’s main application window in separate windows that can be positioned as desired.
    • Open Maximized – Select this option if you always want windows opened in a maximized state. Open Maximized is only available when Windowed is selected.
  • Minimize PracticeMaster to Tray – When this option is selected and PracticeMaster is minimized, the PracticeMaster taskbar button is removed. A PracticeMaster icon is displayed in, and can be opened via, the Windows system tray. This option is only available in PracticeMaster.
  • Set to Standard Theme – Clicking the Set to Standard Theme button will select only the Quick Launch, Home Page, and Tabbed options.
  • Set to Classic Theme – Clicking the Set to Classic Theme button will select only the Task Folders, Application Toolbar, PracticeMaster Task Bar, and Windowed options.

Text Size tab

  • The Text Size tab of the Theme Settings window allows you to configure how large the text is displayed throughout the software. Theme settings are saved for each user.
  • Large – Select this option to use a 10pt font size.
  • Medium – Select this option to use a 9pt font size.
  • Small – Select this option to use an 8pt font size. This matches the font size used in prior versions of the software (i.e., Version 18 and earlier).
  • Note: Depending on your operating system, screen resolution, and scaling options, one of the Text Size options will be noted as Recommended.
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