Description: The General Options tab can be access by using the "Tools" menu and selecting "Options"
- Show tooltip help when hovering over controls: Specifies if tooltips should be shown when running Sequence Generator Pro. These can provide quick help and information about what specific button/fields to but they do not augment this document.
- Auto save the sequence: When checked the sequence will be saved every 30 seconds. This is useful if something hangs or you make changes to your sequence and forget to save them. For this to function you must create and save the sequence initially.
- Prompt to import filter wheel data: Some filter wheels allow for SGPro to import positional filter data from the driver itself. If SGPro detects the filter wheel can do this and the filter list is not defined, the user can optionally import the driver's filter data into the SGPro filter list.
- Display this reminder message prior to commencing sequence: Allows you to enter a message that will be shown whenever the "Run Sequence" button is pressed.
Default File System Settings:
- Profile Directory: SGPro stores equipment profiles as *.sgp files and user profiles as *.sgu files.When you create new profiles they will be saved to this directory. By the same token, if you navigate to this directory, you can copy, backup or transport all of your profiles (possibly to a new machine).
- Default Directory: Allows you to specify a default directory for saving images in. Whenever you create a new sequence this directory will be set as the save directory.
- Custom file name pattern: Allows you to specify a default file naming pattern that will be used on all new sequences.
- Auto stretch level: By default, new images will use this level for auto stretch. The "high" setting uses the most aggressive stretch. See image stretching for form information.
- Find stars method: This option defines how stars are found for "Image History" events. This setting does not affect how Auto Focus stars are found. It is highly recommended that this setting be left at "Normal". Alternatively, if you have a camera with very large dimensions (like a DSLR) and a slow computer, finding stars with the normal method may be very slow. If this is the case, it is permissible to use the fast star finding method (less accurate).