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Set EasyDesktop to load a...
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Customize menu font / app...
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Setting up menu / editing...
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EasyDesktop does not look...
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Information EasyDesktop preferences
Posted by: Flying Dutchman - 11-29-2020, 05:32 PM - Forum: EasyDesktop 10 - No Replies

Launch EasyDesktop at Windows Startup
This will allow you have EasyDesktop start automatically each time you logon to the computer. This option is user specific, so certain users on the system can use EasyDesktop if they wish.

Load EasyDesktop minimized
This option will cause EasyDesktop to launch minimized.

Minimize when launching menu items
With this option enabled EasyDesktop will minimize every time a menu button is launched.

Enable <PAUSE> hot key
This option will let you enable and disable the <PAUSE> hot key. When this option is enabled pressing the <PAUSE> key will bring the EasyDesktop program to the front.

EasyDesktop Hot Corner Function
EasyDesktop has a hot corner function when you move and hold your mouse pointer at the top left of the screen. This option let's you select what happens when you activate the hot corner. The hot corner can also be "Disabled". 

Hot corner activation delay
This option will allow you to adjust how fast the hot corner will react to the mouse pointer. You can increase the delay if you are accidentally activating it.

Enable <PRINT SCREEN> function
This setting will let you turn on and off the print screen function. The print screen function will load the screen image into "Windows Paint" when you press the <PRT SCR> key on your keyboard.

Enable special character menu in tray
This option lets you turn on and off the special character menu. The special character menu appears when you click on the little white font box in the tray area of your screen.

Center EasyDesktop window at startup
This option will make the EasyDesktop screen center on your screen at startup. Note, that this option will only have an effect when EasyDesktop is not running full-screen.

Web mail address
If you use a web based email system instead of an email client enter the URL for you email system here. This will override the default function of the "Mail" toolbar button and open this URL.

Web button override
This option will let you override the default action of the "Web" toolbar button. Normally the "Web" button will launch the default web browser.

Main EasyDesktop window opacity
This option will let you make the EasyDesktop window appear transparent.

Startup menu page
This lets you specify the menu page that will be displayed when EasyDesktop loads. The "Remember last" option restore the page from the previous EasyDesktop session. Please note that if you specify a password protected page, the password will be ignored and the page will be displayed at startup. 

Macro Start Delay
This option sets the delay time before a macro is started, when launching a menu item. If your macro command are starting too quickly after a menu item is launched, try increasing the delay time.

Power toolbar button behavior
This option will let you configure what happens when you press the "Power" toolbar button.

Morning greeting / Afternoon greeting / Evening greeting
These options allow you to enter a custom EasyDesktop greetings for certain times of the day. These greeting appear on he bottom of the main EasyDesktop window.

Menu font
This option allows you to set the font used for menu buttons.

Default button text color
This option allows you to set the default text color for menu buttons. This color is used when a menu button is cleared.

Default button background color
This option allows you to set the default button background color for menu buttons. This color is used when a menu button is cleared.

Toolbar and status bar color
This option sets the theme color for the EasyDesktop toolbar and status bar.

Prevent EasyDesktop from unloading
This option will prevent EasyDesktop from unloading when the "Administrator Lock" is activated.

Force full screen / prevent resizing
This option will keep EasyDesktop full screen and prevent the main window from being resized when the "Administrator Lock" is activated.

Enable kiosk mode
This option will hide the toolbar, and replace it with a customizable message when the "Administrator Lock" is activated.

Kiosk message
This is the message that appears at the top of the screen when EasyDesktop is in kiosk mode.

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Information Set EasyDesktop to load at Windows / computer startup
Posted by: Flying Dutchman - 11-28-2020, 05:11 PM - Forum: EasyDesktop 10 - No Replies

To set EasyDesktop to load every time you start Windows or startup your computer select the "Preferences" option after pressing the "Setup" toolbar button.


Then check the "Load EasyDesktop at Windows startup" option. EasyDesktop will now load every time the computer starts up.


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Information Customize menu font / appearance
Posted by: Flying Dutchman - 11-28-2020, 04:11 PM - Forum: EasyDesktop 10 - No Replies

The menu font in EasyDesktop can be customized. Select the "Menu Font" option after clicking on the "Setup" toolbar button.


In the "Menu Font" window the font used to display the EasyDesktop menu can be selected and bold or italic can be selected. There is also a "Shift" dial that can be used to nudge the alignment of the menu button text up and down if required. You can use the "Autosize Override" option if EasyDesktop does not size the font correctly on the button or if you simply want to customize the size.


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Exclamation Setting up menu / editing menu buttons
Posted by: Flying Dutchman - 11-27-2020, 06:10 PM - Forum: EasyDesktop 10 - No Replies

Drag & Drop Icons from the Desktop or Explorer
The easiest way to add items to EasyDesktop is to drag & drop them from your desktop or the File Explorer.

Windows 10: Adding Items From the Start Menu
Windows 10 does not give EasyDesktop direct access to the Start Menu. To add start menu items to EasyDesktop the easiest way is to first drag the icon from the Start Menu to the desktop and then drag the resulting shortcut to an EasyDesktop menu item. You can then delete the shortcut from the desktop.

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Accessing a Menu Button's Advanced Properties
Each EasyDesktop menu button has an advanced option and customization screen. To access that screen right-click on a button with your mouse and the menu button menu will appear. Select  "Edit Button" from that menu and the "Edit Menu Button" will appear. Help for the "Edit Menu Button" windows can be found here.

Add Commonly Used Documents to the Menu
EasyDesktop had the ability to directly launch document files. To add document files simply drag the files from the explorer to a menu button.

Moving Things Around
To move existing menu buttons around the menu, simply click and hold on a menu button, and move it where you want and let the mouse button up (drag & drop). If the destination is on another menu page, you can move the mouse to the left or right edge of the EasyDesktop window, to switch pages while dragging. To copy a menu button, hold down the "Shift" key while dragging and dropping.

TIP: If you are trying to drag a Windows file or icon to EasyDesktop, but you cannot see the EasyDesktop window, simply drag the icon over the EasyDesktop button in the taskbar and hold momentarily. This will cause EasyDesktop to come to the front, allowing you to place the icon onto it.

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Video EasyDesktop does not look right due to screen/font scaling
Posted by: Flying Dutchman - 11-26-2020, 06:37 PM - Forum: EasyDesktop 10 - No Replies

Sometimes the EasyDesktop screen will not scale correctly due to the resolution settings in Windows. If this happens you can override the scaling settings. Right-click on the EasyDesktop icon on your desktop and select "Properties".


In the "Properties" window select the "Compatibility" tab. Then press the "Change high DPI settings" button. In the resulting window check the "Override high DPI scaling..." option and select "System (Enhanced)" in the drop-down list. Then re-launch EasyDesktop and it should look better.


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