In the settings tab user can manage general software behavior and some interface settings. Changing of any setting requires a ThreadsES restart.
Clicking the Settings option opens the settings dialog.
Under the Skins section the user can change the default skins directory and / or change the file type of the skins source images. Changing the skin directory will change the look of the ThreadsES software.However, the user must have a valid ThreadsES skin package directory installed or error may arise. Advanced users only.
Cross Hairs section allows changing crosshair color and display settings of the crosshair.
Crosshair is Dotted by default and appears always.
Crosshair can also be displayed as a Solid line.
If the Always Show Crosshairs option is not ticked, crosshair will be displayed only in certain situations, for example, when moving letters or points.
Programmers Only section allows you to change ThreadsES behavior. Open Lettering New on start will allow user to choose to create a new font every time he starts ThreadsES. That way, two new windows will appear when ThreadsES start – new drawing window and a new font window. New fonts can only be created from existing (installed) TTF (true type) fonts.
Show only One Top Dialogs enables only one toolbar to appear in the interface at a time. By default, ThreadsES shows toolbars only when you activate a mode / action that has toolbar (e. g. Lettering) and they stack horizontally. This way, if no action / mode is selected, then the default toolbar will appear and if Lettering is active, only Lettering toolbar will appear. User modifies this setting if they need more drawing space.
Open Set Lettering will enable lettering mode as soon the ThreadsES starts. Two drawing windows will open, one will be blank and the second will have lettering mode enabled.
Video Macro Mode always opens the application to a specific location and size. This way macros can be run on the software and the window will always be in the same location and same size so that the macro locations always line up. Used for making tutorial videos, etc.
Swap Arrow Keys swaps the arrow key functions. When user presses Right arrow keyboard button, if Swap Arrow Keys is active, ThreadsES will recognize it as Left arrow key and vice versa. The same goes for Up and Down arrow keys. ThreadsES uses the up, down, left, right keys for zooming, point scrolling, etc. Some users feel more comfortable when these key / tools are swapped.
Show Screen Calibration is only used for Beta Testers. Do not use unless you are a Beta Tester and testing screen calibrations.
Draw Anti-Aliased enhances the look of your corners. If the object is anti-aliased its corner shows up as smooth and well round, otherwise it shows up pixelated and sharp. Anti –Aliased might slow down the system a small bit, but not much.