Preferences


The Flexi-deck Preferences dialog, which can be invoked from the File menu or the Menu bar item, defines the general settings thus:


 

UI elements keystrokes

One of the unique features of Flexi-deck is to perform an action on a system or application UI element (user interface).  The are a number UI based actions but they all use a unique highlighting technique to identify the UI element during the selection process. When defining an action to be performed on a UI element the UI selection process shows a boarder highlight on the  UI element under the mouse cursor and these keystrokes are used to select (Accept) the currently highlighted UI element, Cancel the UI selection process or move up through the UI element hierarchy.

System wide macro editor keystroke functions

During the macro creation process it is useful to able to quickly initiate a play back for the current macro to test its functionality.  In some case this playback will need to be invoked against a system state ready to receive the macro playback without focusing the Macro Editor it invoke the playback (which of course would change the system state). In this case, these keystrokes can be used to playback the currently selected macro in the Macro Editor.

MIDI

For MIDI-related actions, this specifies which device will be the default device.

This provides a way to set up many MIDI actions while still being able to change which device they all apply to.

Note that each MIDI action can also have its target device set to a specific MIDI device rather than the default device.

Trusted sources for Project and Macros

Project and macros carry a source identifier to indicate where they were created. Importing projects and macros, not created on this system and not in the trusted list, will result in a warning message:

 Project import warning    Macro import warning
   

The Project and Macro warning dialogs allows you to add the source to a trusted this.

However, this option allows you to clear the list of trusted sources and start again.

Dock item

Defines the usage of the Flexi-deck dock item.

General preferences

Self-explanatory settings to define certain usability features.

​If you disable the menu bar or system tray icon and you wish to re-enable it you will need to run Flexi-deck whilst it is currently running in the background.  This will invoke the Macro Editor and show the Flexi-deck file menu allowing you to select the Preferences dialog and re-enable the menu bar icon.
​If the menu bar or system tray icon has been disabled in the Flexi-deck preferences and you wish to re-enable it, run Flexi-deck whilst it is currently running in the background.  This will invoke the Macro Editor and show the Flexi-deck file menu.  Invoke the Preferences dialog and re-enable the menu bar icon.

​If the menu bar or system tray icon has been disabled in the Flexi-deck preferences and you wish to re-enable it, run Flexi-deck whilst it is currently running in the background.  This will invoke the Macro Editor and show the Flexi-deck file menu.  Invoke the Preferences dialog and re-enable the menu bar icon.

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