Global UI Preferences

Parameter Description

Display Duration in Time Code Format

Show Time Code in Timeline Ruler

Displays the duration in time code format in the Timeline ruler. When this option is deselected, the duration is displayed as a frame.

Show Time Code in Thumbnail Panels in Drawing and Overview Layouts

Displays the duration in time code format in the Thumbnail Panel Headers. When this option is deselected, the duration is displayed as a frame.

Default Time Code Start Time

Defines the default start time code for the project.

Show Time Code in Export Document (PDF, etc.)

Prints the duration of the selected storyboard panels in time code format in the document. When this option is deselected, the duration is printed as a frame.

Show Time Code in Overlay While Changing Duration in Timeline View

Displays the duration in time code format when adjusting a panel in the Timeline view. When this option is deselected, the duration is displayed as a frame.

Thumbnail View

Keep Current Panel Centered

Keeps the current panel centered in the Thumbnail view.

Display Next and Previous Buttons

Displays the Previous and Next buttons in the Thumbnail view.

UI Style

Flat Tools Toolbar

Lets you expand the toolbar so there are no nested toolsets in the toolbar. You will need to close Storyboard Pro and relaunch it for the new interface to be displayed. A default set of tools will appear in the toolbar. However, you can customize which tool icons appear in the toolbar to fit your own work pattern.

Once you have enabled the Flat Tool Toolbar preference, you can customize the tools that appear in the toolbar. This means you can change the default set of tools and replace the tools which you use less frequently with ones which are used more often. This customizing is done through the Toolbar Manager—see About Toolbars.

Focus on Mouse Enter

Disabled by default. In Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, for the operations or keyboard shortcuts to work in the view in which you are working, the focus must be in that view. When the focus is on a particular view, a red rectangle appears around its frame. You must click in the view or on the view’s header for the focus to be done.

If you enable the Focus on Mouse Enter preference, you will not need to click in the view to get the focus. It will be done as soon as your mouse enters the view.

NOTE: If you enable the Focus On Mouse Enter preference, certain operations from the top menu may not be available since the view focus may change as you make your way to the top menu. In this case use keyboard shortcuts and quick access menus (right-click menus).

Compact Information Style

Shortens the information in the Panel, Thumbnail and Storyboard views.

Use Dark Stylesheet (Requires relaunch)

Application loads a dark skin for the User Interface.

Touch Interface

Support Gestures

Enable the gestural touch interface for the OpenGL views. On Mac OS X, this determines whether a two-finger drag gesture is interpreted as a zoom or a pan.

Invert Scroll Direction

Inverts the scroll direction.

Touch Sensitivity

Control touch sensitivity. On Windows, higher numbers favour scale/rotates over pans. On Mac OS X, higher numbers give a slower response to pans.

Tablet Support

Use Qt Wintab Tablet Support (Requires relaunch)

If you are using a tablet other than Wacom, deselect this option (and relaunch) if you are having issues with offset or pressure sensitivity.