This page includes an assortment of Shortcut options, some of which
can be toggled from the main View menu, as
well as various hot keys. In
addition, this page allows you to set the color of Shortcut titles and
preview their appearance against two different background colors.
- Display Titles: always show titles
of Shortcuts, even when unselected.
This option makes the titles of all Shortcuts visible or
invisible. When Display Titles is turned OFF, the
title is displayed only for the currently selected
Shortcut, if any. Also, when the
Mouseover Effect is enabled, hidden
Shortcut titles appear as the mouse hovers over them. This option
also can be toggled by the
View, Display Titles command (Shift+F2).
Tip: Use hidden
titles in a graphical
montage to go into "quiz mode", where the title
appears only when you click on or hover the mouse over a Shortcut.
- Edit on Click: enters
when a selected Shortcut title is clicked.
In the default Standard Style of
montage, clicking on the title of an already-selected
Shortcut allows you
to edit the title, in place, as in Windows
Explorer. Especially with Montage's
Style, or simply as a matter of preference, you may wish to
turn OFF this option, to disable the usual edit-on-click
behavior. In either case, you can also use
the Title, Rename command in
the Shortcut context menu to accomplish the same thing, or you
can edit a title through
the Shortcut Properties dialog.
- Hide Shortcuts: makes all Shortcuts
invisible, for unobstructed view of wallpaper.
When Shortcuts are completely hidden, they disappear from the
they can be made visible again without any loss of information.
This option also can be toggled by the
View, Hide Shortcuts command (F4).
- Mouseover Effect: shows otherwise
hidden titles and borders around Shortcuts as the mouse passes over them.
When the Show Borders option is OFF,
the Mouseover Effect displays a thin (1 pixel)
border around each un-highlighted Shortcut as the mouse passes
over it. Likewise, when Display
Titles is OFF, the Mouseover Effect causes Shortcut titles to be
displayed only as the mouse passes over them. This feature is particularly useful in connection with graphical
montages, as a way of creating easily detected "hot
spots" on the background image (wallpaper)
without detracting from an unobstructed view of the underlying
graphic. The color of the border that appears as the
mouseover occurs is the user-selectable Shortcut
This is one of a group of options that can be set
collectively by choosing either
Standard Style or
Style, and this option also can be toggled by the View, Mouseover
Effect command (Shift+F4).
- Show Borders: displays a thin border
around closed Shortcuts.
When this option is unchecked (the default), Montage does not
display a border around closed Shortcuts, except as an optional mouseover effect.
Otherwise, if Show Borders is turned ON, each closed
Shortcut is surrounded by a thin (1 pixel)
border, in the user-selectable Shortcut
color. In any case, the Show Borders setting only
pertains to closed Shortcuts, and open Shortcuts always
use Montage's standard colored
border highlighting scheme. This option also can be
toggled by the View, Show
Borders command (F2).
Tip: It may be
more convenient to initially lay out a graphical
montage with Show Borders ON, and then turn Show Borders
OFF to enable mouse-over effects after completing the layout.
- Transparent: uses only transparent
to keep wallpaper visible.
The Standard Style of
montage employs some highlighting effects, specifically those
for selection and auto-detection,
that use an opaque (non-transparent) background scheme. The Transparent
option, which is the default for
avoids these opaque effects, instead using an alternative
highlighting scheme that doesn't obscure the wallpaper.
- Sample Shortcut title text:
displays an example of
against the current
Desktop background color.
- Sample title against
displays an example of a title against a gray background.
Unless you are in Transparent mode, this
illustrates the highlighting of
- Color...: picks a color for Shortcut titles
and closed-state borders (if visible).
The default color of Shortcut titles and borders (if displaying
closed Shortcut borders) is black, which stands out clearly
against the default white background of a
This option presents a color-picker dialog that allows you to
choose a different color, to contrast
against your choice of background color